Bill Camarillo

Bill Camarillo

Bill Camarillo

Speaker | Agromin

Oxnard, CA |

Bill Camarillo is CEO of Agromin, California’s largest green waste recycler. He remains passionate about organics recycling and regenerative soil science after 25 years in the industry. As the CEO of Agromin, he plays a key role in pioneering sustainability through organics conversion.

Bill was named by the Ventura County Leadership Academy the “Distinguished Business Leader of the Year”” and received the Ventura County Economic Development Association’s highest honor, the Carl Lowthorp’s Golden Eagle Award. He sits on the board of the Southern California Waste Management Forum and the California Lutheran University Board of Regents.

Bill spent 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. While in the Marine Corps, he finished two Associates Degrees from College of the Desert in Palm Springs, California, a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.

Session Code: D5 (&E5)

Track: California (with Use track)

Session Name: Compost Market Dynamics in California

Session Time: Thursday, Jan 26, 11:00 – 12:30 PM

Presentation Title: Composters To The Rescue: How to Help Jurisdictions Comply With California SB 1383 Procurement Requirements and Slow Climate Change

Presentation Summary: Jurisdictions are beginning to develop strategies to meet SB 1383 recycled organics procurement requirements. Composters are in a unique position to play a big role in helping jurisdictions properly comply in a way that will enhance local landscapes, save water and ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

When it comes to complying, jurisdictions face a number of challenges. Primarily, 1) they lack systems to track organic procurement, 2) they are unsure of where to purchase qualifying compost and mulch and 3) they don’t have the capacity to coordinate product delivery.

Composters can be the solution. This presentation will show how compost companies can help jurisdictions meet the demands of SB 1383 recycled organics procurement–from turning locally sourced green waste into compost, to end-product delivery, to proper tracking and government reporting.

The talk will also discuss the types of compost that comply with SB 1383 requirements and a quick overview of how the use of compost reduces greenhouse gas emissions while improving the soil for healthy plant growth and retaining water–especially important during the current drought.

It will include examples of how some jurisdictions are already implementing SB 1383 by converting its green waste to compost and distributing it onto public and private lands.