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May 5, 2022, 4:56:51 PM5/5/22
CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE/ CRRA San Diego Chapter and Zero Waste San Diego Public Meeting
WHEN:  Thursday, May 12th, 2022 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm.
This meeting will be virtual
Phone call in through Teams:
Call +1 619-343-2539 United States, San Diego (Toll) and enter the meeting ID 591 154 284#
Contact: Steve Weihe 858-694-2559
Submit Agenda Items to Chair Rick Anthony and County Staff Steve Weihe 2 weeks prior to the next meeting: and
·         Welcome and Introductions
·         Approval, Minutes April 2022 
·         Chair’s Report
·         Staff Reports
·         Cities
·         County
·         Haulers
·         Non-Profits
·         LWV
·         Public Comments and Communication
·         Regional Planning Issues
·         Legislative Update
·         Roundtable
·         Adjournment
WHEN: Thursday, April 14, from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
·         Welcome and Introductions
·         Steve Weihe (County of San Diego), Stephen Mergener (Zero Waste San Diego), Derek Lam (City of San Diego), Laura Anthony (Zero Waste San Diego), Ellyn Law (County of San Diego), Beryl Flom (League of Women Voters), Debbie Dodson (Carton Council), Joshua Allen (Global Disposal), Bob Hill (EDCO).
·         Approval, Minutes March 2022- approved, no changes  
·         Chair’s Report (Stephen Mergener for Zero Waste San Diego)
·         CRRA’s annual conference will be in Oceanside in September, with early registration ending May 31
o   CRRA has a job opening
·         Fix It Clinics
o   Saturday (4/16) in Carlsbad
o   Saturday (4/30) at Solana Center
o   Clinics in La Mesa and Chula Vista finished last week with an average attendance of 20-30 per event
·         Dr. Bronners will be hosting a Fix It Clinic for their employees Friday, 4/22
·         Earth Fair at Balboa Park on Sunday, 4/24 will be in-person and volunteers are still needed 
·         5-Year Review Report of the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan
·         Ellyn Law, County of San Diego: presented an overview of the 5-Year Review Report of the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan (CIWMP). The draft 2022 Five-Year Review Report is available for review on the County’s website. Comments may be submitted in writing to through April 29.
o   Committee members discussed how figures were determined and applied to the report
·         Staff Reports
·         City of San Diego
o   Work continues on SB 1383 implementation
o   Franchise hauler amendments are currently underway  
o   City Recycling Ordinance (CRO) amendments
§  Aligning language with SB 1383
§  Requiring multi-family residences to recycle food waste
§  Mandatory color coding of waste bins (black/blue/green)
§  Internal collection containers for commercial and multi-family locations
o   City is conducting webinars to waste haulers’ customers regarding SB 1383 information
o   Multi-family/Commercial outreach
§  City is conducting door-to-door, direct outreach regarding SB 1383 compliance  
§  Over 300 multi-family units and 100 businesses have been reached in the neighborhoods of Barrio Logan, South Bay and City Heights, with multilingual assistance in Tagalog and Spanish
o   I Love a Clean San Diego has two upcoming webinars for Green Business Solutions-Commercial Kitchens Food Scrap Recycling
·         County of San Diego
o   Site visits to commercial businesses and multi-family properties continue
o   Organic waste recycling page is now live Organic Waste Recycling (
o   A Facebook live event “Ask Me Anything” with a County Recycling Specialist will be held on Friday, 4/22 at 6 PM
o   There will be two vacancies (RSI and RSII) as Stephanie Ewalt and John Harris are leaving
·         Haulers
o   EDCO
§  Outreach to commercial businesses for SB 1383 continues
§  Glass, plastics and rocks are top contaminants in the anaerobic digester
§  Clean, self-haul loads are going to the transfer station in Ramona and being ground into mulch/wood chips
§  Ports are opening up and materials are flowing more freely
§  Awarded City of Del Mar contract
·         Non-Profits
o   League of Women Voters
§   Prepping for Earth Fair, concentrating on organic waste recycling and the People’s Ordinance
o   Carton Council
§  Susan Robinson joins the Carton Council leadership team
o   Zero Waste San Diego
§  A repair event highlighting local businesses will be held at the Georgina Cole Library in Carlsbad on Saturday, 4/16 from 10 AM-1 PM
·         Public Comments and Communication
·         Discussion around new housing developments and their difficulties trying to find a hauler to service them
·         Regional Planning Issues – No Report.
·         Legislative Update
·         AB 2440 – Irwin Responsible Battery Recycling Act of 2022
·         SB 1256 – Wieckowski - Waste management: disposable propane cylinders
·         AB 661 – Bennett – Recycling: materials
·         AB 1454The California Beverage Container and Litter Reduction Act
·         SB 38 – Wieckowski – Beverage Containers – CRV program overhaul
·         SB 45 – Portantino – Short-lived climate pollutants: organic waste reduction goals:
local jurisdiction assistance
·         SB 54 – Allen – Plastic Pollution Producer Responsibility Act
·         AB 1690 – Rivas - Tobacco products: single-use electronic cigarettes
·         AB 1724 – Stone – Washing Machines: Microfiber Filtration
·         AB 1817 – Ting – Product safety: textile articles: perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl
substances (PFAS)
·         AB 1953 – Maienschein - Drinking water: accessible water bottle refill stations
·         AB 2026 – Friedman – Recycling: plastic packaging and carryout bags
·         AB 2208 – Kalra – Fluorescent lamps: sale and distribution: prohibition
·         AB 2638 – Bloom – School facilities: drinking water: water bottle filling stations
·         AB 2779 – Irwin – Beverage containers: wine and distilled spirits
·         AB 2886 – Lee - Recycling: electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries
·         SB 1046 – Eggman – Solid waste: pre-checkout bags
·         SB 1111 – Archuleta – Trash receptacles and storage containers: reflective markings
·         SB 1187 – Kamlager - Fabric recycling: pilot project
·         SB 1255 – Portantino - Single-use products waste reduction: Dishwasher Grant
·         Program for Waste Reduction in K–12 Schools and Community Colleges
2022-5 May CAC Agenda April Minutes.docx
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