Organics Management Success Stories

BiocycleOrganics Management Case Study

These are the first in an occasional series of California organics management Success Stories.

Organics Management Case Study: 
City of San Diego

Soon after California passed its first waste diversion laws in 1989, the City of San Diego started making long-term plans to recycle organic materials. In 1990, it began a pilot program with two organic waste generators—the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot and a single grocery store—and established a small site at the Miramar landfill to compost the materials. Read More…

Organics Management Case Study: 
Mid Valley Disposal

Mid Valley Disposal started hauling solid waste in 1997. Jay Kalpakoff, the founder, was the third generation in his family in the business. In this endeavor, he was joined by his two sons, Joseph and Jonathan. They had two trucks and a nonexclusive permit to haul solid waste in Fresno County. They focused on core values of environmental responsibility, customer service, and community involvement, and the company grew. Read More…