Entries by Peggy Paulsen

Happy Earth Day 2022!!

Earth Day – A Little History In the 1960s, Americans were becoming increasingly aware of how their actions and behaviors were dramatically affecting the environment and harming the natural world. In researching the history of Earth Day, I learned there were a few factors leading up it being officially declared, but ultimately, it was the […]

Compliance Corner – April 2022

Did you know April has been federally declared food waste awareness month? We all know about and love Earth Day, TODAY, right?! Stop Food Waste Day is also coming up (April 28)! Seems only fitting that this post is focused on SB 1383’s Edible Food Recovery requirements!   April 2022 – Edible Food Recovery This […]

Compliance Corner – March 2022 (3 of 3)

Are you ready for the Inspection and Recordkeeping requirements of SB 1383? Have you started the report for your jurisdiction due on April 1, 2022? And how is it different from the reports due August 1, 2022 and October 1, 2022? R3 is ready to help you get up to speed with inspections, recordkeeping, and […]

Compliance Corner – March 2022 (2 of 3)

Are you ready for the Inspection and Recordkeeping requirements of SB 1383? Have you started the report for your jurisdiction due on April 1, 2022? And how is it different from the reports due August 1, 2022 and October 1, 2022? R3 is ready to help you get up to speed with inspections, recordkeeping, and […]

Compliance Corner – March 2022 (1 of 3)

Are you ready for the Inspection and Recordkeeping requirements of SB 1383? Have you started the report for your jurisdiction due on April 1, 2022? And how is it different from the reports due August 1, 2022 and October 1, 2022? R3 is ready to help you get up to speed with inspections, recordkeeping, and […]

Living on Island Time!

We are quickly moving forward into 2022 – it’s already mid-March?! – and with that, comes one of the biggest changes in R3 history. Founder and former Principal, Richard Tagore-Erwin, is transitioning into his new role of Sr. Project Advisor! In this new role, he will leverage his 30+ years of solid waste industry experience […]

Compliance Corner – February 2022

Has anyone maybe heard of Organic Materials recently? Food Scraps vs. Food Waste vs. Edible Food? New state law, SB 1383? Recordkeeping? Compostables? Is your head spinning yet?! To sum it up – Senate Bill 1383, also known as the Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Act, is the largest change to the waste and recycling industries in […]

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Butte County – Rate Review

R3 was recently engaged by Butte County (County) to assist with solid waste planning efforts for the County’s Enterprise Fund and Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility (NRRWF). R3 is providing a variety of services including: Reviewing and confirming the Interim Year Rate Applications for the County’s three haulers: Waste Management, Recology, and Northern Waste […]

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RecycleMore – Planning Assistance in Response to SB 1383 Organic Waste Reduction Mandates

R3 is currently leading a team consisting of SCS Engineers, Abbe & Associates, DKC Consulting, and Cascadia Consulting Group to provide initial planning support for RecycleMore and its Member Agencies in implementing Senate Bill (SB) 1383. Project tasks include the following: Analyze current RecycleMore organics collection programs for all sectors, including processing, and determine adequacy […]

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Zero Waste Marin – Zero Waste Strategic Planning and Organizational Assessment

R3 was recently selected by Zero Waste Marin to conduct an Organizational Assessment of the JPA and provide recommendations on Best Management Practices and agency design that will improve the JPA’s ability to support Marin’s efforts to reduce waste going to landfill; as well as a zero waste feasibility study update that identifies five short-list […]