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Organics Recycling

SB 1383 California State Organics Recycling Law

In September 2016, Governor Brown signed SB 1383, establishing methane emissions reduction targets in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) in various sectors of California's economy. Actions to reduce short-lived climate pollutants are essential to address the many impacts of climate change on human health, especially in California's most at-risk communities, and on the environment. SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 75% reduction by 2025 in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste.

SB 1383 Timeline

SB 1382 time line noting 2022 as the deadline for cities to implement the program and 2024 as the year to begin enforcement of the program.

SB 1383 Key Dates

Image noting that 2022 is the year for cities to provide organics collection to all residents and establish an edible food recovery program. Second panel notes that 2024 begins enforcement against non-compliant entities.

SB 1383 Requirements

Beginning January 1, 2022, all businesses, multi-family complexes, and single-family home residents are required to subscribe to an organics collection service and must separate into their green organics’ container ALL green waste, food scraps, and food-soiled paper (100% fiber based).

What goes in what container image.

Commercial Edible Food Generators

In addition, Edible Food Generators (considered Tier 1 and Tier 2) must recover the maximum amount of edible food that would otherwise be disposed of, arrange for food donation and collection through contracts or written agreements with food recovery organizations or services, and maintain food donation records.

Illustration showing both Tier 1 and Tier 2 showing the enforcement schedule for 2022 and 2024.