In 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1383 into California law, which establishes methane emission reduction targets by reducing statewide organic waste disposal as follows:
1.) 50% reduction in statewide disposal of organic waste by 2020
2.) 75% reduction in statewide disposal of organic waste by 2025
In addition, SB 1383 requires that not less than 20% of edible food that is currently disposed be recovered for human consumption by 2025.
January 1, 2022: Regulations take effect and State enforcement begins
January 1, 2024: Regulations require local governments to take enforcement
Click on the Organic Waste Requirements Flyer (to the right) for important information on how to be compliant with SB 1383.
Visit FightFoodWasteLA.com for more information on Organic Waste Management and SB 1383.
Food Donation and Recovery (Food DROP)
Edible food generating businesses may be required to donate their excess edible food to local food recovery agencies. The County’s Food Donation and Recovery Outreach Program (Food DROP) provides resources to help businesses safely donate edible food. For more information, visit our Food DROP page.