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Santa Barbara Regional RMDZ Renewal Application. Agenda Item 1 March 14, 2006. Regional RMDZ - History. Members County of Santa Barbara City of Santa Barbara City of Carpinteria City of Santa Maria City of Lompoc Designated RMDZ in 1996. Regional RMDZ – History (cont’d).

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regional rmdz history
Regional RMDZ - History
  • Members
    • County of Santa Barbara
    • City of Santa Barbara
    • City of Carpinteria
    • City of Santa Maria
    • City of Lompoc
  • Designated RMDZ in 1996
regional rmdz history cont d
Regional RMDZ – History (cont’d)
  • Active outreach to businesses and business organizations
  • Met regularly with cooperating jurisdictions
  • Generated limited interest
regional rmdz history cont d1
Regional RMDZ – History (cont’d)
  • Outreach efforts changed after 2000 to focus on other areas:
    • Market incentives to recycle C&D
    • Mandatory commercial recycling program
    • Electronics recycling program
    • Regional planning efforts
regional rmdz history cont d2
Regional RMDZ – History (cont’d)
  • All Programs have resulted in:63% DIVERSION
regional planning efforts
Regional Planning Efforts
  • 2001 Multi-Jurisdictional Solid Waste Task Group formed for long-term solid waste and recycling program & facility planning
  • Representatives from all jurisdictions and special districts
  • Most communities in the County have reached 50% but want to do more
mjswtg future plans
MJSWTG Future Plans
  • Future plans include:
    • Expansion of existing residential, commercial, and school recycling
    • C&D recycling expansion
    • Evaluation of a dirty MRF
    • Evaluation of conversion technologies
    • Evaluation of composting/anaerobic digestion
mjswtg future plans1
MJSWTG Future Plans
  • RMDZ is necessary for implementing long-term plan
proposed rmdz renewal
Proposed RMDZ Renewal
  • Composed of diverse partners:
    • County of SB
    • City of Santa Maria,
    • City of Lompoc, and
    • City of Santa Barbara
  • Priority areas:
    • Construction and demolition debris processing
    • Agricultural film processing
    • Compost or mulch processing
    • Other opportunities that arise
sample project identified
Sample Project: Identified
  • Agricultural businesses generate up to 4,000 tons of film annually
    • 171 strawberry growers alone
  • Historically relied on foreign markets
  • Current domestic interest in agricultural film
  • Santa Maria Valley identified as strategic location by industry
sample project initiated
Sample Project: Initiated
  • Agricultural Film Recycling Project
    • City of Santa Maria is committed to revising Landfill SWFP allowing on-site facility
    • Estimate CIWMB approval in summer 2006
    • RFP anticipated pending CIWMB approval
sample project initiated1
Sample Project: Initiated
  • Agricultural Film Recycling Project
    • Privately leased & operated facility
    • Eligible for RMDZ loan
targeting outreach local governments
Targeting Outreach:Local Governments
  • Workshop with Zone Representatives & economic development staff to train on program specifics
  • Regular Meetings with Zone Representatives for regional cooperation & support
targeting outreach local business
Targeting Outreach:Local Business
  • Direct communication with:
    • Existing construction and demolition processors,
    • Operators of mulching and composting operations,
    • Agricultural film processors
  • Presentations to
    • Chambers of Commerce
    • Economic development organizations
    • Service organizations
rmdz renewal is needed
RMDZ Renewal is Needed
  • Increased importance of RMDZ
    • Completion of long-term planning process
    • Potential infrastructural changes to increase diversion
      • Construction & demolition processing
      • Compost and mulch processing
    • Enhance market conditions for plastics
    • Increased local business interest
thank you

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