Zero Food Waste with a Hot Italian

Hot Italian is one of our newest food waste customers we started back in March and they are a great example of a zero waste business!

What does zero waste mean? Hot Italian only generates food waste and recycling on site with nothing going to the landfills. Their food waste is fueling our trucks with compressed natural gas. Hot Italian is a leader when it comes to sustainability and their pizzas are AMAZING! Thank you ‪#‎HOTITALIAN‬!

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CRRC Reports Recycling Progams Affected Heavily Port Stoppage

Recycling programs across California are taking a big hit by the recent Labor Dispute.

An excerpt appears below:

Due to the labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA),refuse collection and recycling companies in California have been forced to stockpile and in some cases warehouse, bales of recyclable material. “The continued slowdown is having serious implications on our industry’s ability to fulfill contractual obligations designed to achieve maximum recycling and waste diversion goals” declared CRRC President Sil Garaventa Jr. “There now exists a real danger that these recyclable materials could be landfilled because of the degradation of the recycled material, undermining the very goal of our recycling management operations and California’s environmental goals” added Garaventa.

Follow the link for the full article – CRRC press Release Feb 19 2015

Farm to fork to … fuel?!

by Siemny Chhuon, KXTV 11:03 p.m. PDT May 8, 2014

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Photo Courtesy News 10 Sacramento

Sacramento is at the forefront of the movement known as “closing the loop.”

Food is grown locally, it feeds the community and then the organic food waste is converted into renewable energy — from farm to fork to fuel.

In south Sacramento, trash company Atlas Disposal diverts organic waste that would have gone into a landfill and uses it to produce renewable gas. Continue reading Farm to fork to … fuel?!

Hungry for Fuel

Fueling a vehicle with food waste was a concept made famous by the movie Back to the Future. But now, almost 30 years later, what was once a futuristic idea, has become reality.
The Organic Waste Recycling Facility at the South Area Transfer Station (SATS) in Sacramento, Calif., began accepting 25 tons of food waste per day in December 2012, collected by Atlas Disposal Industries from area food processing companies, restaurants and supermarkets. Through anaerobic digestion (AD), the food waste is converted into renewable natural gas, electricity and heat, with material remaining from the process being turned into fertilizer and soil amendments.

Food waste in Sacramento, Calif., is being converted to CNG with the help of a high-solids anaerobic digestion system. Continue reading Hungry for Fuel

NYC’s Chance to Become a World-Class Leader in Urban Sustainability

Despite all of the cleantech innovation that’s occurring daily in the Big Apple and the progress that has been made under the Bloomberg administration in implementing New York City’s sustainability program, PlaNYC, two large, dark, seemingly unrelated clouds continue to loom over the City’s path toward sustainability: 1) the number of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles on our roads (many of which are old diesels), and 2) the volume and management of NYC’s vast waste streams. No number of electric taxis, bike lanes or building retrofits can address these issues, but a somewhat unlikely hero within the City may just emerge with a solution that helps to solve both problems simultaneously: The New York City Department of Sanitation. Continue reading NYC’s Chance to Become a World-Class Leader in Urban Sustainability

McDonald’s Hosts Grand Re-Opening


(Sacramento, Ca, December 6, 2012) A local McDonald’€™s restaurant in Sacramento is hosting a Grand Re-Opening of the newly remodeled restaurant on the corner of Broadway and 24th Street.  This particular restaurant is one of the first in the greater Sacramento area to introduce in-house recycling of paper products, and composting of food scraps left over from meals.  Waste bins in the restaurant feature two disposal bins specifically labeled to help consumers navigate the difference between the recycling bin and the composting bin.  This particular restaurant at 2331 Broadway in downtown Sacramento has contracted with Atlas Disposal to recycle the paper goods, and compost leftover food in an anaerobic digestor system run by Clean World Partners that will convert the food waste into fuel to be used for Atlas’€™ recycling trucks. Continue reading McDonald’s Hosts Grand Re-Opening