Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility Food/Organics Waste Processing Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz, City of (City of Santa Cruz)
Document Title
Santa Cruz Resource Recovery Facility Food/Organics Waste Processing Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project consists of installation and operation of a system to process compostable food waste materials at the city existing resource recovery facility located at 605 Dimeo Lane. The RRF is within the municipal boundaries of the city. The project will add food waste processing to its existing recycling programs. The food waste will be processed using a mobile and fully contained system that encompasses a gross area of approx 5,000 sf. The processed organic food waste will either be transferred to the city's WWTF approx five miles east of the RRF, for anaerobic digestion or delivered to a permitted facility for further processing for use as a compost feedstock or in the production in animal feed. The project will help support the state's goal to reduce landfilled waste by diverting organic waste.

Contact Information
Mark Dettle
City of Santa Cruz
809 Center St, Rm 206
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone : (831) 420-5160


Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA provides exemptions which are applicable to categories of projects and activities that the NRA has determined generally do not pose a risk of significant impacts on the environment. The class 1 exemption is for existing facilities and includes minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use. The class 3 exemption is for new construction or conversion of small structures and includes installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures.

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