SB 1383 is New Required Legislation
Effective January 1, 2022, ALL California residences, multifamily complexes, and businesses will be required to separate organic waste from the garbage and participate in an organics collection program per State Senate Bill (SB) 1383. Why is this such critical legislation?
Methane is one of the most potent greenhouse gasses and a major contributor to climate change.
Reducing methane is the fastest way to slow global warming.
Landfills are the third-largest source of methane in California, responsible for 20% of the state’s methane; which is 84 times more polutant than CO2.
When organic waste such as food, yard trimmings, and paper products break down in a landfill they release methane
Organic waste makes up half of what Californians dump in landfills.
This new strategy is part of California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Law, also known as SB 1383, which sets several statewide goals, including:
Reduce statewide disposal of organic waste by 50% by January 1, 2020 and 75% by 2025.
Recover at least 20% of the currently disposed edible food for human consumption by 2025.