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 emission pollutant. The intent of the organic waste diversion goal is to reduce the emissions of methane gas to combat global climate change.
SB 1383 applies to all businesses in California. If you own a business or apartment/condo complex (of five or more units), beginning January 1, 2022 you are required to:
Many businesses produce organic waste without realizing it. Organic waste includes:
Some businesses may be granted a waiver for exemption from some or all requirements of SB 1383 if they can provide documentation and evidence to support a De Minimus Waiver:
Contact the City of Vacaville Solid Waste and Recycling Office at (707) 469-6507 or email@example.com if you believe your business may qualify.
To reduce unnecessary food waste and help address food insecurity, SB 1383 requires certain businesses to implement programs designed to distribute edible food to those who are food insecure. Edible food is food intended for people to eat, including food not sold because of appearance, age, freshness, grade, surplus, etc. Edible food includes, but is not limited to prepared foods, packaged foods, and produce. All edible food must meet the food safety requirements of the California Retail Food Code.
For the recovery of edible food waste, edible food
generators are split into two tiers:
|Tier One must comply with edible food recovery requirements by January 1st, 2022. This includes:
|Tier Two must comply with edible food recovery requirements by January 1st, 2024. This includes:
SB 1383 requires edible food generators to do the following:
The City of Vacaville is required to monitor compliance by performing annual inspections to review the following records:
To assist edible food generators in locating and partnering
with food recovery organizations, the City of Vacaville will post and maintain
a list of organizations and services operating in Solano County on www.vacavillerecycling.com.
To learn more about SB 1383’s requirements visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Climate/SLCP/.
For additional information on requirement for edible food generators, visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/foodrecovery.
For all other questions, contact us at:
|Recology Vacaville (707) 448-2945www.recology.com
|City of Vacaville Solid Waste and Recycling Office (707) 469-6507 • firstname.lastname@example.org