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. 

Multilanguage Compost posterIn 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:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Punjabi
  • Korean
  • Russian

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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An Overview of SB 1383’s Organic Waste Reduction Requirements

PowerPoint with Talking Points

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An Overview of SB 1383’s Organic Waste Reduction Requirements

PowerPoint Slides with Talking Points in Word format

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California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy

Video (YouTube)

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California’s Climate Strategy: Waste Sector Goals


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Guidance on CalRecycle's SB 1383 Compliance Process


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

Case Studies

Model Tools

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

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Model Franchise Agreement and Exhibits

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Model Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance


Model Procurement Policy

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Model Edible Food Recovery Agreement

Local Implementation Examples

These resources are provided by local jurisdictions that are implementing organic waste recycling programs and edible food recovery programs.