Jeff Ziegenbein

Jeff Ziegenbein

Jeff Ziegenbein

Speaker | Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority

Rancho Cucamonga, CA | 909-993-1981 | jziegenb@ieua.org

Jeff Ziegenbein is President of the California Association of Compost Producers and has been recycling organics in the western U.S. for over 30 years. He is Project Manager for the Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority operating the largest fully enclosed composting facility in the country. He’s produced and sold over 5 million cubic yards of compost across the southwest and is a proud member of the USCC.

Jeff holds a Master’s in Environmental Planning and specializes in maintenance reliability, operations, sales and compliance. He is the current CCREF Treasurer.

Session Name: Municipal Composting 3: There’s Green in Them Thar Piles!

Presentation Time: Wednesday, January 29, 4:15 to 5:45 PM

Presentation Title: Marketing Municipal Compost: Q&A with a Panel of Practitioners

Presentation Description: Marketing your finished compost and compost-based products can provide significant income, often making the difference between net profit and loss.But for municipal governments and agencies, who are service-driven and not for-profit, even the act of selling compost can be controversial.Fear of accusations of unfair competition with the private sector is an issue.Just managing the bureaucracy can be a hurdle.Listen to 3 municipal compost managers explain how they are working to overcome these and other barriers in this interactive session.
Moderator: Ron Alexander, R. Alexander Associates, Inc.
Panelists:
Tim Gainer – City of Raleigh (Yard Debris)
Elliot Schneider – City of St Peters (Biosolids and Yard Debris (separate products)