For more information please review our local presentation to Vallejo’s City Council; An Overview of Organic Waste Reduction Requirements & Compliance.
SENATE BILL (SB) 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP): Organic Waste Methane Emissions
SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025. The law grants CalRecycle the regulatory authority required to achieve the organic waste disposal reduction targets and establishes an additional target that not less than 20 percent of currently disposed edible food is recovered for human consumption by 2025.
Methane emissions resulting from the decomposition of organic waste in landfills are a significant source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions contributing to global climate change. Organic Materials – including waste that can be readily prevented, recycled, or composted – account for a significant portion of California’s overall waste stream. Food waste alone accounts for approximately 17-18 percent of total landfill disposal. Increasing food waste prevention, encouraging edible food rescue, and expanding the composting and in-vessel digestion of organic waste throughout the state will help reduce methane emissions from landfills.
Beginning January 1, 2022, Vallejo residents will be required to recycle more of their organic waste. Currently, residential customers subscribe to green waste service, however, under SB 1383, this service will be expanded to include additional food items not currently accepted in the residential green waste program.
Additionally, as January 1, 2022 approaches, residents will notice new labels on their garbage, recycling and organics carts. These labels will show common acceptable and unacceptable materials for each waste stream to encourage proper sorting of materials, thereby reducing recycling contamination.
The City of Vallejo and Recology Vallejo are working together to develop an SB 1383 program(s) that will meet the numerous requirements of the law. Residents will be notified throughout the coming months as details become available. Please click learn more to visit Recology Vallejo’s SB1383 information page for the most up to date information.
Beginning January 1, 2022, commercial businesses and multifamily dwellings with five or more units will be required to recycle their organic waste. This includes requiring employees to properly sort waste, and providing organic wastes bins with labels in customer areas.
As January 1, 2022 approaches, businesses will notice new labels on their garbage, recycling and organics carts. These labels will show common acceptable and unacceptable materials for each waste stream to encourage proper sorting of materials, thereby reducing recycling contamination.
Visit our Business SB 1383 page for more information.
Click Learn More to visit Recology Vallejo’s SB1383 information page for the most up to date information.