Can residents or businesses be fined for not following the requirements?

Recycling is made easy for residents and businesses in Placer County because of the two materials recovery facilities that sort and recycle material for you. Residents are already participating in organic waste recycling by having trash collection or dropping off their garbage at the MRFs or transfer stations in Placer County. Residents can continue to use these services, or they can recycle by other methods (see FAQ above – How do I recycle my organic waste?) and will not receive any fines.

Placer County will continue to educate businesses on additional requirements that have to be met by the State regulations. Beginning January 1, 2022, the County and waste haulers are required to conduct inspections and reviews for compliance, and we will work with businesses to inform them of the requirements. In 2024, the County is required to issue fines for repeated violations that have not been resolved after that business has been notified.

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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?