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July 2015 Regional Summit

July 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - July 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Meeting Focus: Organics Management

July 16 – 17, 2015
The Sheraton San Jose
1801 Barber Lane
Milpitas, CAin collaboration with


July 16 – Site Visits

  • SAFE / Sustainable Organics Solutions (SOS) operation housed at Garden City Sanitation in Santa Clara: Observe how SOS equipment transforms pre-processed food scraps into a dry feed for animals
  • Zanker Recycling and Zero Waste Energy Development Company: a drive through one of the largest C&D processing facilities in the country followed by a tour through the world’s largest dry anaerobic digestion facility that uses a patented dry fermentation process to create electricity from organic waste

July 17 – Presentations

Attendees will hear from industry experts and scientists conducting cutting edge research in the field of organic solid waste management. Tentative topics include:

  • Composting MSW Organics: Current Challenges & Future Trends
  • State of Practice for Anaerobic Digestion of MSW Organics on the West Coast and Beyond
  • Impact of California’s air regulations on solid waste management
  • Enhancing anaerobic digestion of the organics fraction of MSW

and many more…


Registration Fees

Consultants/Industry Personnel = $200
Federal/State/Local Agencies/Non-Profits = $25
Student/Academia = $15

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Hotel Reservations

The Sheraton San Jose
1801 Barber Lane
Milpitas, CA

Rate = $169/night
Reservations must be made by June 15.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

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July 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am EDT
July 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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The Sheraton San Jose
1801 Barber Lane
Milpitas, CA 95035 United States
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