For CR&R, all trash, organic matter and recycling containers have unique treasures.

The organic products we collect can deviate from ending up in our landfills and becoming new products that give new life to the product life cycle. By keeping organic products out of the landfill we also avoid the negative impacts of methane emissions. In recent years, our composting facilities located in San Juan Capistrano and Lakeside, California, have allowed us to convert grass clippings, leaves, plants and other domestic or commercial green waste into a rich fertilizer. Through our composting operations, we have been able to return Mother Nature’s nutrients to the earth. It is an enriching idea that helps us minimize the impact on our environment.

But today, composting is giving way to new technologies that exponentially multiply the positive impacts we can have on our environment for generations to come. That is why CR&R has embarked on a cutting-edge technology called Anaerobic Digestion. After more than a decade of research and development, CR&R has built its new anaerobic digester (AD) in Perris, California. This new state-of-the-art facility will take our organic waste (i.e. food waste, garden waste and compostable materials) and convert it into a renewable natural gas (RNG) and an organic fertilizer.The RNG we will produce will be the cleanest fuel available in California and will be used to power our fleet of natural gas vehicles. In addition, the amendment rich in organic soil produced by our AD Facility can also be used by farmers, landscapers and other garden lovers. Our new anaerobic digester will not only return the nutrients of mother nature to the soil, but also allow us to be energy independent by providing a clean and negative carbon fuel for our collection vehicles. We believe that this new technology will not only pave the way for the sustainability of the future generation, but will also be the first component of our community’s organic infrastructure.