© 2017 301 Organics

Phone: 626.786.5947 // Pasadena, CA

Why Choose Us

Organic waste diversion is a complicated process that takes time, money, research, planning, and a cross -disciplinary team of experts. 

Luckily, we'll take care of everything. We're experts in the field. We've got you covered.

Our goal is to be transparent, supportive, and to provide excellent customer service. We'll get the job done right from start to finish. 

We've Got You Covered.

 

About Us

Christine Lenches-Hinkel

Founder, Principal Consultant

Dan Noble

Board of Directors

Craig Coker

Board of Directors

Ellen Hopkins

Associate Consultant

Why 301?

It's actually, 30.1....or 30 to 1, that is

30 parts Carbon to 1 part

 Nitrogen, the ideal recipe for composting.

 

The royal purple in our logo inspires us to treat our God-given resources with care

and attention, serving people

as well as, the environment.

 

Matthew  7:7-8

 

The color orange represents heat

and energy from the sun which is vital for healthy soil and food production.

 

Matthew 13:3 - 13:9

 

Case Studies

 

University of Hawai'i

Office of Sustainability/Building and Grounds Management

Project

30.1 Organics was contracted to help the University identify the "right-best" fit organics management solution for the campus given their current operations, organics generation, existing resources, infrastructure capabilities, and sustainability goals and objectives. 

By incorporating basic environmental planning analysis and systems thinking, 30.1 Organics first completed a comprehensive organic waste inventory and compost recipe and footprint analysis to determine whether there was sufficient space to process all the organics on campus.  Based on the footprint analysis, a multi-criteria evaluation approach was taken to analyze the different food waste processing technologies available on the market for their ability to meet the top priorities of the University.  Ultimately, two different management alternatives were proposed and a comparative analysis completed using a multi-criteria and weighted scoring approach. A Net Present Value analysis was also conducted for the two proposed alternatives compared to the No Action Alternative.​

Outcome

The analysis concluded the campus had sufficient space on-campus to process all of its organics on-site implementing either of the proposed management alternatives.  The proposed alternatives involved both traditional aerated static piling and in-vessel composting technology in conjunction with a pre-processing system to ensure any and all nuisances from handling food waste was mitigated, minimized or all together avoided.  Additionally, to address the immediacy of their desire to implement such an action, a phased approach was recommended involving smaller scale trials of the different technologies presented.    

Rose Bowl Stadium

Operations Department

Project

30.1 Organics more recent project initiatives completed at the Rose Bowl Stadium involved the completion of various food waste processing trials including Bokashi Composting of one-week's worth of food waste from Brookside Clubhouse Restaurant, a dehydrator trial and the feasibility of diverting the pre-processed food to worms.  In addition, 30.1 Organics successfully orchestrated the design, construction and start-up of a greenwaste composting trial on-site using the forced aerated static pile method (FASP) powered by solar panels.   

Outcome

The results of the Bokashi Composting trial proved successful without resulting in noticable nuisances.  The dehydrator trial was also useful in determining the operational needs and demands of installing such a system as well as the quality of the output produced.  With regards to the quality of both types of output as a desired feedstock for livestock (i.e., worms), this is still to be determined.  And last, the greenwaste composting trial is still underway with the first batch of finished compost expected in April of 2020. 

University of La Verne

Facilities Department 

Project

Our team of experts conducted a food waste audit before researching and evaluating different food waste processing technologies. Our extensive research helped us choose the best options for the facility. We prepared an Organics Recovery Plan, and provided third party coordination support for project implementation.

Outcome

We recommended an on-site, in-vessel food processing system instead of off-site composting services.  The University has committed funds to purchase the system and space within the newly constructed student dining commons.

Rose Bowl Stadium

Operations Department 

Project

Our specialists conducted a food waste analysis over 3 football game events plus the Rose Bowl Game.  We started by initiating a protocol and process for recovering the organic waste.  Then we provided a team of qualified and trained event staff for data collection

and monitoring. 30.1 Organics was retained to continue providing organics recovery and diversion support throughout the year in addition to Brookside Clubhouse and to identify longer-term strategies for processing the organics on-site.  

High Point Academy

Curriculum Development 

Project

30.1 Organics (formerly Waste Less Living) designed, implemented and managed the school's first Organics Recovery and Diversion Program reaching diversion rates of over 92% and annual organics diversion of 4 tons annually.  30.1 Organics also provided in-classroom instruction for K-8th grades and curriculum support to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. 

Riverside City College

Facilities Management Department 

Project

Riverside City College retained the services of 30.1 Organics to conduct a food waste audit to provide baseline data for developing an organics and food waste diversion program. In addition, 30.1 Organics developed alternatives and analyzed the different types of food waste processing systems available including dehydrators, liquifiers, biodigester, and composters. The purpose of the analysis was to determine the right-best fit system and alternative moving forward with respect to complying with AB 1826 and AB 1594 for the College.

Tournament of Roses

Special Events

Project

30.1 Organics (formerly Waste Less Living) was contracted to provide zero-waste management support for its end of year donor appreciation event. 

Chandler School

Special Events

Project

For over 5 years, 30.1 Organics (formerly Waste Less Living) was contracted to provide zero-waste management support for its annual Family Heritage Day Picnic.