Implementation Record and Recordkeeping Requirements

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Jurisdictions—including a city, county, a city and county, or a special district that provides solid waste collection services—are to maintain all records required by the SB 1383 regulations in a Implementation Record (14 CCR Section 18995.2). At a minimum, the following records are required to be maintained in the Implementation Record:

  • Ordinances and Enforceable Mechanisms
  • Written Program Descriptions
  • Organic Waste Service Collection
  • Contamination Minimization, including Route Reviews and Waste Evaluations
  • Waivers and Exemptions
  • Education and Outreach
  • Jurisdiction Oversight of Hauler Programs
  • Edible Food Recovery
  • Recovered Organic Waste Product Procurement
  • Paper Procurement
  • Inspection and Enforcement
  • Compliance Reviews
  • Investigation of Complaints and Alleged Violations

A jurisdiction may find it beneficial to keep additional records relating to SB 1383 and other diversion or recycling program implementation in the Implementation Record to further support the jurisdiction’s compliance. The information in the Implementation Record provides an evidentiary record for CalRecycle to evaluate jurisdictional compliance with regulatory requirements.

CalRecycle has developed a Model Implementation Record Tool and a Model Performance-Based Implementation Record Tool (for jurisdictions implementing a performance-based source separated organic waste collection service as defined in Title14 California Code of Regulations Article 17) that jurisdictions can use to assist in meeting the implementation record and recordkeeping requirements in the SB 1383 regulations. The Implementation Record Checklist can be used in conjunction with the Model Implementation Record Tools, or as a standalone Implementation Record checklist for jurisdictions. For technical assistance (including digital accessibility) with the tools, contact

On October 26, 2021, CalRecycle hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the Implementation Record Tool and Performance-Based Implementation Record Tool that were developed to assist jurisdictions in meeting the recordkeeping requirements. The webinar included an opportunity for attendees to ask clarifying questions about the tools.

For more information contact: Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP), Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions,