Republic Services’ Otay Compost Facility has received the Dave Hardy Leadership in Organics Award from the California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA).
The Otay Compost Facility is California’s first fully solar-powered compost operation and is helping communities meet the requirements of a new state law mandating diversion of food and yard waste from landfills. Energy independence is important in the San Diego region, and the Otay facility operates completely off the grid. A total of 144 solar panels generate power to the fans, sensors and other equipment utilized to operate the compost facility.
“We are honored to have received the 2022 California Resource Recovery Association’s Dave Hardy Leadership in Organics Award for our Otay Compost Facility. It is great to be recognized alongside our community partners and to celebrate the hard work that went into permitting and constructing the state of California’s first fully solar-powered compost facility,” said Chris Seney, Director, Organics Operations.