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California State Law, SB 1383, to keep food and other compostable materials out of landfills


DISPOSING FOOD SCRAPS INTO CART

You may have received notifications from your hauler, public agency or city service providers about the new statewide mandatory organics collection requirement - SB1383


For the customers we serve, most, if not all are subject to the new requirements. Below is a summary directly from the CalRecycle Website: (www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/collection)


Multifamily Residents and Multifamily Complexes
  • Multifamily complexes of five units or more are required to either:

  1. To subscribe to and participate in their jurisdiction’s organics curbside collection service OR

  2. To self-haul organic waste to a specified composting facility, community composting program, or other collection activity or program.

The following activities would be conducted by the multifamily complex property owner or the manager:

  • Multifamily complexes are required to provide organic waste collection services for:

  • Employees

  • Tenants

  • They must supply and allow access to an adequate number, size, and location of containers with the correct labels or container colors.

  • They must also

  1. Annually educate employees and tenants on how to properly sort organic waste into the correct bins, AND

  2. Provide information to new tenants within 14 days of occupation of the premises.

Multifamily Complex Residents Residents of multifamily complexes must properly sort their organic waste into the correct containers.


Businesses
  • Businesses are required to either:

  1. Subscribe to and participate in their jurisdiction’s organics curbside collection service OR

  2. Self-haul organic waste to a specified composting facility, community composting program, or other collection activity or program.

  • Businesses must provide collection containers for organic waste and recyclables in all areas where disposal containers are provided for customers, except in restrooms.

  • However, if a business does not generate any of the materials that would be collected in a specific container, then it does not have to provide that particular container.

  • Internal containers must conform to the proper color requirements or labeling requirements.

  • If a business chooses to use containers that are the correct color, internal containers do not need to be replaced until they are no longer functional or until January 1, 2036, whichever comes first.

  • To reduce contamination, businesses must provide education to employees, contractors, tenants, and customers regarding how to properly sort organic material into the correct containers.

Landfill, recycle and compost collection bins with signage

  • Businesses must periodically:

  • Inspect organic waste containers for contamination Inform employees if containers are contaminated Instruct employees about how to properly sort material into the correct containers.

  • Businesses must provide organic waste collection services for:

  • Employees

  • Tenants

  • Contractors

  • Customers

  • They must supply and allow access to an adequate number, size, and location of containers with the correct labels or container colors.

  • They must also

  1. Annually educate employees, contractors, customers, and tenants on how to properly sort organic waste into the correct bins, AND

  2. Provide information to new tenants within 14 days of occupation of the premises.

  • Employees, contractors, tenants, and customers must properly sort organic materials into the correct containers at business establishments.


 

For a closer look at SB1383 in Alameda County, check out the details from https://www.stopwaste.org/rules for the rules and helpful resources, where you can also order free stickers 😊 . Click image below.

signage for recycling, organics, garbage, cardboard from stopwaste.org

We look forward to supporting all of our customers to be in compliance of SB1383, and most importantly, help us all reduce organic material from ending up in our landfills. Call or email us if you have questions or we can assist in any specific way.



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