Current Approved Disposal Capacity/tons per day
Cortina Integrated Waste Management (CIWM) Project
California is facing a critical shortage of landfill capacity as the amount of solid waste material has drastically increased in the last decade and landfill capacity has not kept pace. This increase can be attributed to multiple factors such as changes in exportations rules and the recent surge of debris from local wildfires. With the rapidly changing market conditions and being of one the states with the highest regulatory standards, California has become the fourth highest state for tonnage of waste per person, but no new landfill has opened since 2001. The state is desperate to find new waste handling solutions and after more than a decade of work navigating regulatory approvals, Earthworks is offering a solution to this growing problem.
Why the CIWM Project
Working with Federal, Tribal, State and County agencies, the CIWM Project will be the culmination of more than a decade of regulatory, legal and environmental work that will set a new precedent and will serve as a model facility for future sites. Cortina offers the opportunity to invest in a company that can be operational in a timely manner and that has an experienced management team. In addition to having a federally approved lease, Cortina has an ideal geographic location in the Sacramento Valley. Cortina is only 60 miles from Sacramento and 85 miles from San Francisco. With the site potentially 18-24 months from being operational, CIWM offers a unique opportunity for investors to meet the growing demand for waste disposal capacity.
Management at Cortina
CIWM is assembling a team of experienced industry leaders with decades of experience. This team is led by Rick Powell, who ran one of the largest independent haulers in this area in California. Rick has permitted, designed, built and run day-to-day operations of multiple transfer, C&D and recycling processing facilities.
Using the latest technology, the Cortina site will be able to capture methane emissions and transform them into a source of energy. This energy can be redistributed to on-site operations and will be sold to the external grid.