The California State Chapter of the US Composting Council
The Association of Compost Producers (ACP) is a non-profit association of public and private organizations dedicated to increasing the quality, value and amount of compost being used in California. We do this by promoting activities and regulations that build healthy soil, benefiting people and the environment.
ACP members work and invest together to increase compost markets and improve compost product and manufacturing standards. The association provides education and communi-cation on compost benefits and proper use through support of scientific research and legislation aligned with developing and expanding quality compost markets.
ACP Meetings & Workshops
REMINDER:there will be no ACP member meeting this week, as we had our monthly meeting at Biocycle Conference two weeks ago (April 9). Thanks to all of you who were able to attend (we had about 20 attendees).
Next Monthly ACP Member Meeting, May 22, 9-11 am, IEUA, Chino, CA
Association of Compost Producers
The Calif. State Chapter of the US Composting Council
Monthly Member Meeting
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 9:00am to 11:00am
(Inland Empire Utilities Agency: 6075 Kimball Ave., Chino, CA 91710)
ACP's Marketing Program: Member Participation in the Role Out
STA/Member Survey Results
Customer Relationship Management
Landscape, Caltrans and Ag Workshops
Community & Regulation Friendly Compost Facilities
Your Direct Participation
Research Next Steps
Low Emissions, Low Cost Composting Technology Role Out
Sustainable Landscape Participation
ACP Goals for 2013
(from ACP Annual Planning Meeting, January 16, 2013)
This year, ACP members decided to refocus on ACP’s mission to “…work and invest together to increase compost markets…”. We decided to readjust our time to devote the following amount of time and effort by ACP members, staff and management to the three key areas of actualizing ACP’s mission:
1/4 ACP Management & Collaboration– These activities, which will be no change from 2012 will include:
Monthly Member Meetings – shorter agenda, more engaging meetings
New Member Development – New dues structure, tied to new ACP Marketing Program
ACP Newsletter – Quarterly with monthly Constant Contact updates
ACP Administration and Management – including monthly bookkeeping, rework ByLaws, dues invoices and tracking
1/4 Research Grant Projects & Regulatory Scanning and Input– Grant activities will include at least the following in 2013:
Valley Air TAP Research Project (complete by March 2013)
Prop 84/SDCWA-Sustainable Landscape (complete by Fall 2015)
Proposals for new grants
Regulatory scanning and commenting on new regulations and legislation
1/2 Compost Market Development– this is the core new activity for ACP in 2013. It will include at least the following elements (more fully outlined in the “ACP Marketing Program” below):
Survey of members relative to what type of marketing they want, and their involvement and working with Caltrans.
Lead Generation System to generate, quality and rank compost purchaser and user leads, exclusively for ACP members.
Speakers Bureau Presentation Schedulingby ACP members in their respective markets to provide a speaking engagement, seminar, workshop with presentations about the benefits, purchasing and use of compost.
Support Materials, including generic presentations and handouts that ACP members can use in their first contact and presentation with an ACP generated qualified lead.
ACP Organics Meetings and Workshops Calendar - 2013