More than 160 permitted compost facilities and more than a dozen anaerobic digesters accept approximately 6 million tons of organics per year, according to a CalRecycle survey to assess capacity needs for upcoming regulations under SB 1383. . .The agency’s survey also found an additional 4 million tons of permitted capacity available. However, even with this additional capacity, California’s annual organics processing capacity will need to expand to a total of 12-14 million tons. . .The main barriers to expanding capacity are a lack of guaranteed processing contracts, feedstock contamination, regulatory restrictions and community concerns with siting and odors. Jurisdictions will need to commit resources to robust organics collections programs before operators will commit to new facilities or expansion. More >>