The City of Citrus Heights (City), as well as the Sacramento region, is facing challenges with the recycling of organic waste due to limited capacity at existing facilities, lack of infrastructure, and no long-term solutions. R3 is working with the City to build upon the current structure of the City’s solid waste initiatives to establish new mechanisms for implementation of a more resilient solid waste program.
Our team is assisting the City in with strategic planning for implementation of upcoming state laws, including preparation and aid in addressing challenges and providing guidance during the development of the SB 1383 planning process.
Our scope of work includes:
- Providing the City with recommended contract negotiations with the haulers to ensure that needed services (weekly organics collection, mandatory universal commercial organics collection, Edible Food Recovery Program, etc.) are incorporated into the collection agreements via amendment(s);
- Providing additional support for AB 341, AB 1826, SB 1383, and other applicable state laws which require City attention in order to enable the City to implement more successful compliance strategies through a establishing a stronger strategic plan;
- Conducting community stakeholder meetings and presenting updates to elected officials on legislative requirements; and
- Updating the City’s municipal code, amending the franchise agreement, and conducting rate adjustments.
We anticipate providing the following benefits to the City at project completion:
- The facilitation of adjustments to existing reporting pathways;
- Development of a streamlined strategic plan(s) for full implementation of SB 1383 by January 1, 2022;
- Development and negotiation assistance for amendments to Municipal Code and existing residential and commercial contracts; and
- Coordinated County wide facilitation and strategy planning for SB 1383 and overall state compliance.