The SB 1383 regulations require that jurisdictions conduct education and outreach on organics recycling to all residents, businesses (including those that generate edible food that can be donated) haulers, solid waste facilities, and local food banks and other food recovery organizations.
In communities where a substantial number of residents speak non-English languages, jurisdictions are required to translate education and outreach materials to ensure all residents and businesses can effectively participate in organics collection services.
CalRecycle has developed model recycling signage in the following languages:
Even though the SB 1383 regulations don’t go into effect until January 1, 2022, jurisdictions need to start planning now to adequately resource the programs. To assist with this effort, CalRecycle will continue to publish resources to this page to provide jurisdictions with education and outreach tools.
Tools to Educate Local Leaders
City council members, city and county boards, and other high-level decision makers need to start planning today to adequately resource and implement the programs that will be required in the SB 1383 regulations. CalRecycle has developed a PowerPoint with talking points and a short, 3-minute video that jurisdiction staff can use to educate local decision makers on the primary elements of the law. The PowerPoint is customizable so that local jurisdictions can tailor presentations to their audience.
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Training Video Series
These videos were developed to help jurisdictions, other regulated entities and the general public understand the basic elements of the organic waste collection requirements.
These videos were developed to help jurisdictions, other regulated entities and the public understand the basic elements of the organic waste collection requirements.
Collection Services: This video discusses the collection service options that jurisdictions may implement to be compliant with the regulations.
Standard Container Colors and Labels: This video reviews the color and labeling requirements for organic waste collection containers provided to residents and businesses by jurisdictions.
Statewide and Regional Webinar Trainings
CalRecycle hosted six regional webinars that provided presentations and question and answer sessions on the edible food, procurement, and collection requirements. This section contains recorded trainings on the SB 1383 regulatory requirements, including PowerPoint presentations with talking points available to download.
CalRecycle hosted the following regional webinars:
- Central Valley: February 2, 2021, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Los Angeles and Orange Counties: February 10, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Southern California: February 18, 2021, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
- Bay Area: March 11, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Central Coast: March 25, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
- Northern California: March 30, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
On February 4, 2021, from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, CalRecycle hosted a statewide webinar that covered the requirements for solid waste facilities. This webinar also included a question and answer session.
These guidance tools were developed by CalRecycle as a courtesy for informational and example purposes only. Use of these tools is optional and is not a regulatory requirement. In the event of any conflict with these guidance tools or information herein, applicable statutory and regulatory provisions shall control. These tools and information herein are based on known facts and legal authority as understood by CalRecycle at the time of release. Any analysis, guidance, or other information herein may be subject to change based on changed facts or legal authority, actual or understood, subsequent to the publishing of these tools. The provision of these guidance tools and any analysis, guidance, or other information herein shall not be construed as a waiver of any rights or remedies available to CalRecycle. Users are encouraged to seek the assistance of legal counsel to comply with applicable state law based on their pertinent facts and circumstances. CalRecycle makes no representation that use of these tools will ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. The user assumes all risk and CalRecycle accepts no responsibility or liability to any person because of the use of, or reliance upon, these tools or the information herein.
Local Implementation Examples
These resources are provided by local jurisdictions that are implementing organic waste recycling programs and edible food recovery programs.
- Kern County Waste Hunger Program
- City of Davis: Edible Food Recovery
- City of Davis: SB 1383 Implementation Information
- Athens Services: Food Donation Information
- Abound Foodcare (Orange County)
- Yolo Food Bank (Yolo County)
- Yolo County Edible Food Recovery Program
- Burrtec SB 1383 Municipal Program Overview
- City of Palo Alto: Organic Waste Self-Hauler Requirements Mailer
- San Diego County: Food Prevention and Recovery Outreach Materials for Residents
- City of Carlsbad: Outreach Materials for Commercial Generators
- City of San Diego: Outreach Video for City Employees
Relevant Research on Educating Residents and Businesses on Recycling Organics and Reducing Food Waste
- Safe Surplus Food Donation Best Management PracticesPDF download
- U.S. EPA Food: Too Good to Waste Evaluation Report
- NRDC: Estimating Quantities and Types of Food Waste at the City LevelPDF download
- Oregon Waste Food Study: Measurement, Motivations and Opportunities to Waste Less Food (interesting discussion of drivers of food waste)PDF download
- Save the Food Campaign by Ad Council