SB 1383 – California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy

SB 1383 is the most significant landfill waste reduction mandate adopted in California in the last 30 years. Its goal is to reduce organics waste landfill disposal by 75% (from 2014 levels) by 2025. This means diverting more than 20 million tons from landfills. The legislation aims to slow climate change by diverting organic materials from landfills, recovering 20% of edible food and redirecting it to food-insecure Californians.

Effective January 1, 2022, residences and businesses are required to sort and separately collect food scraps, yard debris and food-soiled paper from trash and recycling and subscribe to an organics waste collection service. Check with your local hauler for city exceptions.

To learn more, visit the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) website.