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Important Update

Dear Friends of Sonoma Compost and Renewable Sonoma:

We truly appreciate all of your support over the years. It is with reluctance and disappointment that we had to make this difficult decision to no longer be able to pursue the Organics Processing Facility designed to bring so many benefits to Sonoma County by,

  1. Returning local composting to the community
  2. Providing significant GHG reductions
  3. Production of Clean Green Renewable Energy
  4. Lead backyard gardeners, landscapers and farmers to embrace carbon farming/gardening to mitigate climate change
  5. Producing CDFA allowed organic soil amendments for local residents, landscapers and farmers
  6. And so much more…

Renewable Sonoma has terminated negotiations with Zero Waste Sonoma (ZWS), and with the City of Santa Rosa for the siting of the organics processing and compost facility on City-owned property located adjacent to the City’s Laguna Treatment Plant. Despite diligently pursuing many options, Renewable Sonoma was unable to secure sufficient investment financing to move the project forward during these challenging times.

ZWS staff will meet with the ZWS Board of Directors’ Organics Processing Negotiations Ad Hoc Committee to discuss next steps and potential alternatives.  Staff will return to the full ZWS Board in the near future to discuss options for long-term processing of organics materials collected from residents and commercial establishments.

Compost Local