In September 2016, former Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) establishing a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP). The law specifically sets the following targets:
CalRecycle, the state agency responsible for creating the regulatory standards for SB 1383, has established the following key dates:
When organic waste, such as food, green waste, and paper products decompose in a landfill, they produce methane gas – a potent greenhouse gas pollutant. The intent of the organic waste diversion goal is to reduce the emissions of methane gas to combat global climate change.
SB 1383 requires that all residents subscribe to and participate in the City’s organics and recycling services, which means more significant changes for our Leisure Town customers. For those that currently subscribe to garbage service only, blue recycling and green organics carts will be arriving in December 2021. Here are some things to know about these changes:
Want to know more about SB 1383? Visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Climate/SLCP/.
For questions about service changes, please contact Recology Vacaville Solano at (707) 448-2945.
For all other questions, contact the City of Vacaville Solid Waste and Recycling Office at (707) 469-6509 or email us at email@example.com.