SB 1383 Resources

This webpage provides a list of all training materials, tools, guidance documents, and other helpful resources that have been developed by the Department or that other entities have developed. These materials may be helpful to jurisdictions as they implement their organic waste recycling and edible food recovery programs.  

General Resources

SLCP Homepage

  • Final Regulations Text (Accessible Version)Food waste scraps can be composted in a rich soil amendment
  • Final Statement of Reasons
  • Final Statement of Purpose and Necessity
  • Final Comments and Responses
    • January 18, 2019 – March 4, 2019
    • June 21, 2019 – July 17, 2019
    • October 3, 2019 – October 18, 2019
    • November 26, 2019 – December 13, 2019
    • April 20, 2020 – May 20, 2020
  • Final Environmental Impact Report
  • Draft Environmental Impact Report
  • Mitigation Monitoring or Reporting Program
  • Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations

Education and Outreach Resources

Guidance for Elected Officials

I Recycle Smart: Statewide Education and Outreach Campaign

SB 1383 Education and Outreach Resources 

  • Food CompostTools to Educate Local Leaders
    • An Overview of SB 1383’s Organic Waste Reduction Requirements: PowerPoint with Talking Points
    • An Overview of SB 1383’s Organic Waste Reduction Requirements: PowerPoint Slides with Talking Points in Word format
    • California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy Video (YouTube)
    • California’s Climate Strategy: Waste Sector Goals (PDF)
    • Guidance on CalRecycle’s SB 1383 Compliance Process (PDF)
  • Case Studies
    • Franchise Agreement Case Study: City of San Ramon
    • Franchise Agreement Case Study: City of Stockton
    • Enforcement Ordinance: Alameda County Waste Management Authority
    • Enforcement Ordinance: City and County of San Francisco
    • Edible Food: France
    • Edible Food: Fresno Metro Ministry
    • Procurement: City of Manteca
    • Procurement: San Luis Obispo County and Hitachi Zosen INOVA
  • Model Tools
    • Model Franchise Agreement and Exhibits
    • Model Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance
    • Model Edible Food Recovery Agreement
    • Model Procurement Policy
  • Local Implementation Examples
    • City of Oceanside Food Scraps Recycling Program Resources
    • City of Palo Alto Recycling and Composting Ordinance and Container and Compostable Bags Resources
    • County of Los Angeles Edible Food Recovery Program
    • Kern County Waste Hunger Program
    • City of Davis: Edible Food Recovery
    • Athens Services: Food Donation Information
    • Abound Foodcare (Orange County)
    • Yolo Food Bank (Yolo County)
    • City of Carlsbad: Edible Food Recovery Program
    • Burrtec SB 1383 Municipal Program Overview
    • City of Palo Alto: Organic Waste Self-Hauler Requirements Mailer
  • Statewide and Regional Webinar Trainings
    • Central Valley Recording
    • Los Angeles and Orange Counties Recording
    • Southern California Recording
    • Bay Area Recording
    • Central Coast Recording
    • Northern California Recording
    • PowerPoint Presentation
    • Solid Waste Facility Requirements Statewide Webinar PowerPoint presentation with Talking Points
    • Solid Waste Facility Requirements Statewide Webinar Recording

Education/Outreach Toolkit: Customizable Outreach Materials

  • Model Recycling Signage
    • Business Poster
    • Schools Poster
    • Business Brochure
    • Where to Put It: Recycling, Composting, and Trash Bin Signage (multilingual)
    • Other Examples
  • Public Service Announcements (PSA)
  • Presentations
  • Communications
  • Recycling Service Concern Form

Education/Outreach: Examples

Frequently Asked Questions about Implementing SB 1383

Collection Service and Other Jurisdiction Implementation Requirements

Collection Systems, Standardized Container Colors, and Labeling

Department-Issued Waivers

  • Application Form: Low Population Waiver Application for Cities and Special Districts the Provide Solid Waste Collection Services
  • Application Form: Low Population Waiver Application for Unincorporated Portions of Counties
  • Application Form: Elevation Waiver
  • Application Form: Rural Exemption
  • Application Form: Notification of Emergency Processing Facility Temporary Equipment or Operational Failure Waivers Issuance
  • Application Form: Disaster and Emergency Waiver Submittal
  • Application Form: Non-Local Entity Waiver Application
  • Application Form: Local Education Agency Waiver Application
  • California DoF Census Tract Population Density: Population Density for each tract, sorted by county (Column F)
  • Census Tract reference maps available from U.S. Census: Grouped by county
  • DoF County and Jurisdiction populations: Sorted by county
  • Disposal Reporting System (DRS) Data Reports
  • Department Approved Waivers

Capacity Planning for Organic Waste Recycling

  • Organic Waste Recycling Capacity Planning Calculator
  • San Diego County Capacity Planning
  • SB 1383 Infrastructure and Market Analysis Report

Capacity Planning for Edible Food Recovery

  • Recovery Capacity Planning Calculator Tool
  • Guidance Document: Estimating Edible Food Disposed by Mandated Food Donors
  • Customizable Food Recovery Capacity Survey

Construction and Landscaping

  • 2016 & 2019 CALGreen Construction Waste Management Requirements Summary Table (PDF)
  • Model C&D Ordinance
  • Refuse, Recycling and Organics Space Allocation Resources
  • SB 1383 Local Service Rates Analysis

Contamination Monitoring

  • Best Management Practices for Implementing a Route Review Program

SB 1383 Recordkeeping

SB 1383 Model Reporting Tools 

  • Initial Jurisdiction Compliance Reporting Tool
  • Restructured EAR Jurisdiction Tool

Haulers

Resources for Non-Local Entities

Resources for Local Education Agencies: K-12 Public Schools and School Districts

Enforcement of Organics Waste Collection, Processing, and Diversion from Landfills

Notification of Intent to Comply (SB 619)

  • Process
  • Application
  • Sample Resolution
  • Webinar PowerPoint
  • Webinar Recording
  • Department Approved Notifications of Intent to Comply Coming Soon!
  • SB 619 Webinar Recordings and PowerPoint Presentations

Edible Food Recovery

Jurisdiction Food Recovery Programs

  • Guidance for Jurisdictions: How to Identify Commercial Edible Food Generators (PDF)People loading truck
  • Safe Surplus Food Toolkit (guidance for food facilities)
  • Safe Surplus Food Donation Toolkit (guidance for environmental health departments)

Food Recovery in California

  • California Retail Food Code
  • California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health website
  • Safe Surplus Food Toolkit (guidance for food facilities)
  • Safe Surplus Food Donation Toolkit (guidance for environmental health departments)
  • Food Donation Resources from the Public Health Alliance of Southern California

Food Donors: Fight Hunger and Combat Climate Change

  • Safe Surplus Food Donation Guide
  • California Food Bank Locator Tool
  • Model Food Recovery Agreement
  • Safe Surplus Food Donation Toolkit (guidance for environmental health departments)

Procurement

Using Recycled Organics Products (Procurement)

  • Jurisdiction Procurement TargetsHand holding compost
  • Procurement Calculator Tool
  • Procurement Calculator Tool PowerPoint Presentation
  • Procurement Calculator Tool Webinar Recording
  • Compost and Mulch Use Toolbox
  • Find a Composter
  • Example Procurement Policies
  • Find Anaerobic Digestion Facilities
  • Find Biomass Conversion Facilities

Recycled-Content Paper Requirements

  • Federal Trade Commission’s “ Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims”
  • CA Department of General Services Procurement Agreements and Contracts
  • Recycled-Content and Recyclable Paper Certification Form

Solid Waste Facilities

Transfer/Processing Facilities Operations and Landfills

  • Detailed Sampling Guidance: Measuring Organic Waste in a Source Separated Organic Collection Stream atPile of soil Transfer/Processing Facilities and Operations (PDF)
  • Detailed Sampling Guidance: Measuring Organic Waste in Mixed Waste Organic Collection Stream at Transfer/Processing Facilities and Operations (PDF)

Organics Waste Recovery and Recycling Activities

  • Detailed Sampling Guidance: Measuring Organic Waste Sent to Disposal from Compostable Material Handling Facilities & Operations and In-Vessel Digestion Facilities & Operations

SB 1383 Article 2: Determination of Technologies that Constitute a Reduction in Landfill Disposal

  • Application Requirements

SB 1383 and RDRS Reporting Requirements

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Webinar Recording

Regulation Implementation Guidance for Local Enforcement Agencies

  • General Guidance
    • SB 1383: An Overview of the New Solid Waste Facility and Operation Standards
    • SB 1383 Solid Waste Facilities Frequently Asked Questions
    • SB 1383 Facility Training Videos
      • SB 1383 Measurement Demonstration at Transfer/Processing Facility (10 min)
      • Solid Waste Facility Requirements Webinar (2/4/2021, 1 hour, PDF of Slides)
      • LEA Training Part One: Measurements From the EA’s Perspective (8/2021, 1.5 hours)
      • LEA Training Part Two: Operational Changes and Measurements (10/2021, 50 min)
      • LEA Training Part Three: Additional Solid Waste Facility Requirements
  • Permitting Requirements
    • LEA Full Permit Process and Timelines
    • Full Permit Application and Permit Package
    • Permitting Landfills and Disposal Sites
    • Permitting Transfer/Processor Operations and Facilities
    • Public Notice: Informational Meetings Conducted by Enforcement Agencies
  • Transfer/Processing
    • Resources for SLCP (SB 1383) Implementation – Transfer/Processing Facilities Operations and Landfills
    • Detailed Sampling Guidance: Measuring Organic Waste in a Source Separated Organic Collection Stream at Transfer/Processing Facilities and Operations
    • Detailed Sampling Guidance: Measuring Organic Waste in Mixed Waste Organic Collection Stream at Transfer/Processing Facilities and Operations
    • Guidance: Review and Approval of Alternative Measurement Protocol Proposals
    • Guidance: Gray Container Waste Evaluations Guidance
  • Compostable Material Handling & In-Vessel Digestion
    • Resources for SLCP (SB 1383) Implementation–Organics Waste Recovery and Recycling Activities
    • Detailed Sampling Guidance: Measuring Organic Waste Sent to Disposal from Compostable Material Handling Facilities & Operations and In-Vessel Digestion Facilities & Operations
    • Guidance: Review and Approval of Alternative Measurement Protocol Proposals
  • Landfills and Disposal Sites
    • Resources for SLCP (SB 1383) Implementation – Transfer/Processing Facilities Operations and Landfills
    • Permitting Landfills and Disposal Sites
    • Organic Status Impact Report Questions and Answers

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