What is SB 1383?

SB 1383, in effect since January 1, 2022, is a State regulation put in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the amount of organic waste that goes to landfills. Statewide targets have been set to reduce organic waste disposal by 75%, and to rescue 20% of edible food that is currently thrown away by businesses by 2025. The regulations and more information can be found on CalRecycle’s website.

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1. What is SB 1383?
2. What are organic wastes, and why is it important to keep them out of the landfill?
3. Why is California implementing this law?
4. What goes in my green waste bin?
5. Can I still take my trash and organic waste to the dump?
6. How is my organic waste recycled?
7. How can I reduce my food waste?
8. How do I recycle my organics?
9. How and why should I compost?
10. Can residents or businesses be fined for not following the requirements?