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File #: 2121-2019    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2019 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: 11/19/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: 2019/20 CalRecycle Organics Grant Program
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Resolution
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Phil Brun, Utilities Director

Prepared By: Kevin Miller, Materials Diversion Administrator

2019/20 CalRecycle Organics Grant Program


Adopt a resolution authorizing the Utilities Director to submit an application for, and execute all necessary documents to implement, a CalRecycle organics grant in the amount of approximately $1.5 million for a shredder, conveyor, rock screener, air classifier and grant eligible labor at the City's Material Diversion Facility; and determining that the actions authorized by this resolution were adequately analyzed by a previous CEQA action.

The City's Materials Diversion Facility (MDF), which is located in south Napa County, has been in operation since the early 1990's and receives and processes all residential and commercial source-separated recyclable and composable materials generated within the City and collected by the City's authorized hauler, Napa Recycling & Waste Services LLC (NRWS). The MDF also receives and processes materials delivered by haulers servicing surrounding jurisdictions (such as the unincorporated Napa County) and by private (self-haul) customers. In 2004, the City purchased the MDF and in 2005, NRWS took over as the City's contracted operator. The MDF property was annexed into the City of Napa in March of 2014.

The City has developed a plan for the Napa Renewable Resources Project (NRRP), which, among other things, envisions enhanced composting technology and anaerobic digestion for management of the City' organic waste streams. In the past five years, many system and capital improvements have been made to transition the MDF from open air, turned windrow composting system to a Covered Aerated Static Pile (CASP) composting system. Before compostable materials ever get to the active composting system, they go through a pre-processing system to clean and prepare organic...

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