About Us:

The Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority (IERCA) was created as a public entity on February 27, 2002 by a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and County Sanitation Districts of LA County (LACSD). This agreement empowered both IEUA and LACSD to acquire, construct, operate and maintain a composting facility. IEUA and LACSD have jointly evaluated composting as an economically and environmentally-sound method of beneficially reusing biosolids that are generated from the wastewater treatment facilities operated by each.

IERCA Board of Directors:

  • Paul Hofer, Chairperson  
    • Inland Empire Utilities Agency 
  • Margaret Finlay, Director 
    • Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
  • Robert Ferrante, Director
    • Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County 
  • Jon Blickenstaff, Vice Chairperson
    • Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
  • Michael Camacho, Director
    • Inland Empire Utilities Agency
  • Shivaji Deshmukh, Director
    • Inland Empire Utilities Agency

IERCA will focus on:

    • Manufacturing in a cost effective manner an Exceptional Quality Compost in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations covering biosolid products
    • Promoting conservation and environmental protection while marketing SoilPro product compost for healthy soils
    • The success of the IERCA depends on teamwork, mutual trust and respect, and commitment to the highest standards of quality, responsibility, accountability and dedication

Contact Us:

  • Inland Empire Regional Composting Authority
    12645 Sixth Street
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
    909-993-1500
  • Project Manager: Jeff Ziegenbein 909-993-1981

For more information or to order compost, please contact:

For Media information, please contact:

  • IEUA, Executive Manager of External Affairs & Policy Development/Assistant General Manager Kathryn Besser 909-993-1638
  • Sanitation Districts of LA County, Public Information Office 562-699-7411 ext 2301