Date: Thursday, May 16, 2024
AUTHOR: Kate Brookes

Join Viably at the ACP SB1383 Workshop & Demo Day

Soak up the sun in Orange County, California, on Thursday, June 6, 2024, for the SB1383 Workshop & Demo Day, presented by the Association of Compost Producers (ACP), the California state chapter of the U.S. Composting Council (USCC).

Viably is proud to sponsor this event, which will bring together California composters, facility managers, government and municipal representatives, and organic waste recycling experts to share knowledge and implementation to help businesses overcome the challenges of SB1383. The event will also feature demonstrations of cutting-edge organic waste recycling equipment designed to enhance efficiency and ensure regulatory compliance.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024

Location: Orange County, California


  • 9:00 am–2:00 pm: SB1383 Workshop | Los Olivos Community Center (101 Alfonso, Irvine, CA 92603)
  • 2:30 pm–5:00 pm: Viably Equipment Demonstration | Frank R. Bowerman Landfill (11002 Bee Canyon Access Rd, Irvine, CA 92602)
  • 5:30 pm–8:00 pm: Happy Hour | Center Bar and Grill (26612 Towne Centre Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92610)
Examining Komptech machine mechanics.

Experience the Viably Demo Day: Witness Komptech machines in action, then dive deep into their mechanics up close.

Viably Demo Day

Discover the transformative capabilities of industrial organic waste recycling machinery firsthand at the Viably Demo Day, hosted at the Frank Bowerman Landfill, an Orange County Waste & Recycling facility.

Three steps of the Komptech Compost Process (shred-screen-turn-separate) will be demonstrated, along with our Viably Track and Wheel Conveyors, which will move material between machines. Also on display will be Viably’s newest addition to our organics and food waste solutions, the Harp CX Series Biodigester.

Equipment on Display

  • Komptech Crambo 6000 – The premier low-speed, high-torque shredder with counter-rotating drums that can devour even the toughest wood and green waste, wood, and organic waste materials.
  • Komptech Multistar XL3 – This versatile screener allows you to easily adjust the output size and switch between 2- or 3-fractions to maximize the precise screening of organics.
  • Komptech Top Turn X5500 – The industry-leading windrow turner that efficiently mixes various organics, creating ideally structured windrow piles with optimal porosity, temperatures, and airflow, significantly reducing composting times.
  • 842T Stacking Conveyor – At 80 feet long, this is our largest conveyor. It has a hydraulic raise-and-fold feature, a remote-control system, and the largest hopper and track footprint in its class.
  • 530 E Radial Stacking Conveyor: A 50-foot electric conveying system that can process up to 250 tons of material per hour. Wiring and pigtail included.
  • Harp Renewables CX Series Biodigester: Waterless aerobic biodigesters that process food waste and other organics, reducing material weight and volume by up to 75% and converting it to a high-value, nutrient-rich soil amendment in 24 hours.
Komptech Multistar XL3 star screen
Komptech Multistar XL3 star screen
842T Stacking Conveyor
842T Stacking Conveyor
Harp Renewables CX Biodigester
Harp Renewables CX Series Biodigester

SB1383 Workshop

California Senate Bill 1383 (SB1383) was passed in 2016 with the goal to reduce methane emissions from organic materials in landfills. Since then, new regulations have been implemented, increasing the organic waste recycling requirements for large commercial generators, where Jurisdictions are required to provide service to all residential generators, and food establishments are required to implement food waste prevention programs to donate unsold food.

The SB1383 Workshop will discuss SB1383 from a variety of waste and recycling industry perspectives. The keynote presentation will be by Michael Martinez, Founder and Executive Director of LA Compost. Founded in 2013, LA Compost has developed a model of decentralized community compost hubs—cared for, maintained, and enjoyed by activated community members. Michaels’s story is inspiring, and like the compost the organization creates, the non-profit is experiencing a new cycle of life after the SB1383 enactment.

The workshop will also feature two panels of compost industry experts who will share their experiences related to SB1383 and lead group discussions around procurement strategies, challenges, and opportunities to expand operations to meet SB1383’s diversion goals.


  • Early Registration (ends May 23) – $50 ACP Members, $75 Non-members
  • General Registration – $75 ACP Members, $100 Non-members

Event ticket includes lunch, happy hour drinks and appetizers. Transportation between the workshop and the demonstration site will be provided.

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About ACP (Association of Compost Producers)

The Association of Compost Producers (ACP) is the California state chapter of the U.S. Composting Council (USCC). The organization works to advance organics recycling, compost manufacturing and utilization to benefit society and the environment in the largest compost market in the US.

About Frank R. Bowerman Landfill, an Orange County Waste & Recycling (OCWR)facility.

The Frank R. Bowerman Landfill, which opened in 1990 near Irvine, CA, is a top-notch municipal solid waste landfill. It’s among California’s largest and the ninth largest in the U.S., covering about 725 acres, with 534 acres for waste. It can handle up to 11,500 tons per day, with an average of 8,500 annually, and is projected to last until around 2053.


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