SB 1383 Education and Outreach Resources

General Information

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.

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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Photo of SB1383 Organic Waste Facility Video

An Overview of SB 1383’s Organic Waste Reduction Requirements

PowerPoint with Talking Points

California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy


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California’s Climate Strategy: Waste Sector Goals


Guidance on CalRecycle’s SB 1383 Compliance Process


CalRecycle has developed a SB 1383 guidance document which covers CalRecycle’s enforcement process.

Training Videos

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:

Regional PowerPoint presentation

On February 4, 2021, from 9:00 AM–10:00 AM, CalRecycle hosted a statewide webinar covering the requirements for solid waste facilities. This webinar also included a question and answer session.

Jurisdiction Trainings

These videos were developed to help jurisdictions, other regulated entities and the general public understand the basic elements of the organic waste collection requirements.

Collection Services: YouTube (03:36) 

Standard Container Colors and Labels: YouTube (11:58)

Model Tools

CalRecycle, in coordination with HF&H, developed four model tools to assist jurisdictions and stakeholders with SB 1383 implementation. For an overview of the four model tools, here are the PowerPoint Presentation and Recording of the Overview Webinar.

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Model Franchise Agreement and Exhibits

Jurisdiction Examples

Model Signage

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:Food Compost

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi
  • Armenian
  • Japanese
  • Vietnamese
  • Korean
  • Russian

CalRecycle will continue to publish resources to this page to provide jurisdictions with education and outreach tools.

SB 1383 Implementation Program Examples

Residential Implementation Examples

Commercial and Multifamily Implementation Examples


Inspection Form

Letter for Business Owners on Requirements on Obligations to Notify Tenants and Label/Color Requirements

Having problems with trash compactors? Please view: City of Davis – Municipal Code for Trash Compactors: placement requires approval of Public Works (b)(4)

Self-Haul/Back-Haul Education and Documentation Examples

Notice of Violation Letter

Letters, Flyers, and Websites for Multi-Family Property Owners and Residents

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Edible Food Recovery Programs and Food Recovery Organizations

Food Recovery Programs Across California

Edible Food Recovery Requirement Letter for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Generators

Letters to Food Recovery Organizations for Edible Food Recovery

Edible Food Recovery Inspection Forms

Food Recovery Partnership Forms and Reporting

Edible Food Recovery Capacity Study


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.