The Organics we collect can be diverted from ending up in our landfills and transformed into new products which breathe new life into the product life cycle. By keeping organics out of the landfill we also avoid the negative impacts of methane emissions. Over the past number of years, our composting facilities located in San Juan Capistrano and Lakeside, California have enabled us to turn lawn clippings, leaves, plants and other household or business green waste into rich compost. Through our composting operations, we have been able to return Mother Nature’s nutrients back to the earth. It’s an enriching idea that helps us to minimize the impact on our environment.
But today, composting is giving way to new technologies which exponentially multiply the positive impacts we can have on our environment for generations to come. That is why CR&R has embarked on a state of the art technology called Anaerobic Digestion. After over a decade of research and development, CR&R has constructed its new Anaerobic Digester (AD) in Perris, California. This new state of the art facility will take our organic waste (i.e. food waste, yard waste and compostable materials) and convert them to a renewable natural gas (RNG) and an organic fertilizer. The RNG we produce will be the cleanest fuel available in California and will be used to fuel our fleet of natural gas vehicles. In addition, the rich organic soil amendment produced by our AD Facility can also be used by farmers, landscapers and other garden lovers. Our new Anaerobic Digester will not only return Mother Nature’s nutrients back to the soil but it will also allow us to be energy independent by providing a clean and carbon negative fuel for our collection vehicles. We believe that this new technology will not only pave the way for future generation’s sustainability but it will also be the first building block of our community’s organics infrastructure.