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New designation supports Yolo’s efforts to divert waste from landfills

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From page A11 | February 02, 2014 |

Yolo County has been designated a Recycling Market Development Zone, which qualifies the county for business assistance and low-interest loans to expand recycling markets, create jobs and divert waste from landfills.

The state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, or CalRecycle, operates the Recycling Market Development Zone program, which provides low-interest loans, technical assistance and free product marketing to businesses within a zone.

Local government incentives may include special variances in building codes and zoning laws; streamlined local permit processes; reduced taxes and licensing fees; and help finding a reliable secondary material feedstock supply.

“CalRecycle’s program has been phenomenally successful in supporting local businesses, creating jobs, and diverting material from landfills and putting it to better use,” director Caroll Mortensen said. “As the state works toward its 75 percent recycling goal, it’s crucial to help communities build the recycling infrastructure we’ll need to get there.”

The Yolo County Recycling Market Development Zone includes the cities of Davis, Woodland and Winters, and the unincorporated areas of the county. West Sacramento and Clarksburg are part of the Sacramento zone.

Several recycling businesses have expressed interest in Yolo County’s new designation. One, Clean World, an anaerobic digestion company based in Sacramento, has begun construction on a facility at the former UC Davis landfill. Anaerobic digestion converts food waste into compressed natural gas, electricity and soil amendments.

In addition, the county is considering a public-private partnership with Northern Waste and Recycling Inc. to relocate its current composting facility from Zamora to the Yolo County Central Landfill northeast of Davis and create a state-of-the-art composting facility there. Since the county’s green waste trucks already deliver green waste to the landfill, moving the compost facility there will reduce the carbon footprint caused by truck deliveries.

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