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File #: 22-137    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/31/2021 Departments: OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
On agenda: 2/22/2022 Final action: 2/22/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing a grant agreement with the South Bayside Waste Management Authority for the continued implementation of an organics-to-energy pilot project for the term of February 22, 2022 to December 31, 2022 for an amount not to exceed $500,000.
Attachments: 1. 20220222_att_OREX Agreement (old).pdf, 2. 20220222_r_OREX Agreement Resolution.pdf, 3. 20220222_a_OREX Agreement (new)
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Carolyn Bloede, Director, Office of Sustainability
Subject: Grant Agreement with the South Bayside Waste Management Authority for the Organics-to-Energy Pilot Project

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing a grant agreement with the South Bayside Waste Management Authority for the continued implementation of an organics-to-energy pilot project for the term of February 22, 2022 to December 31, 2022 for an amount not to exceed $500,000.

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BACKGROUND:
The South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA) is a joint powers authority providing services to 12 member agencies located in southern part of San Mateo County, including the south-east portion of the unincorporated County. The SBWMA manages the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos and provides strategic oversight, management, and support of the service providers that collect, process, recycle, and dispose of materials for its member agencies.

One of the projects the SBWMA has undertaken on behalf of its member agencies is the implementation of an organics-to-energy pilot project that involves the use of an Organics Extrusion Press (OREX). The OREX uses specialized equipment to increase the amount of organic waste that can be extracted from garbage collected from residents and businesses. It can also be used to convert this organic waste into a form of slurry which is then sent to be processed by wastewater treatment plants into a gas that can then be used to produce energy. This process significantly reduces the amount of organic waste that is disposed of in landfills and helps the County and other cities within the SBWMA meet its organic waste reduction targets.

Under state legislation such as Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383), jurisdictions will experience significant increases in the amount of organic material collected due to mandatory recycling of organics from...

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