Jessica Toth

Jessica Toth

Jessica Toth

Speaker | Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Encinitas, CA |

Jessica has overseen the turnaround at 40-year-old Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, leading with her vision of landfills free of edible and compostable material. Solana Center established curbside recycling in southern California and is now a dynamic nonprofit fostering environmental change through education and consulting.  Jessica was honored recently as one of the 50 Over 50 Most Influential Women in San Diego this year.
Previously, Jessica held positions in research, marketing, and process improvement at various companies including her own software start-up. She holds a Master’s degree from MIT and a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell in Engineering.

Session Code: D2

Track: California

Session Name: Compliance and Impacts

Session Time: Wednesday, Jan 25, 1:45 to 3:15 PM

Presentation Title: Lessons from Early SB 1383 Adoption

Presentation Description: Solana Center for Environmental Innovation has worked with over 80% of San Diego’s jurisdictions to help them through the early stages of SB 1383 compliance. The cities are diverse in size, income levels, and languages spoken. Some elements of SB 1383 benefit from economies of scale through programming shared across cities. Consistency of messaging is another opportunity from regional collaboration. Meanwhile, some SB 1383 requirements need individualized focus.

If the agreed upon goal of the legislation is no organic waste to landfill and less contamination in the recycling and donation streams, education and outreach is paramount.

Jessica will share insights on the commonalities and differences across clients implementing tier classification, edible food capacity estimation, education and outreach, technical assistance, and inspections.