Resources

Guides, lists, explainer videos, and other resources from 1383-STATS, CalRecycle, and others to help you design and maintain your SB1383 compliance program.
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Key Compliance and Submittal Dates
This list is intended as a guide for jurisdictions. It may not include all compliance dates and requirements.
Date Topic Entity Event / Requirement
Jan 1, 2022 General Compliance Jurisdictions Adopt enforeable ordinances and franchise agreement modifications
Jan 1, 2022 Containers Jurisdictions or Haulers Label all containers
Jan 1, 2022 Food Recovery Tier 1 Edible Food Generators Comply with edible food recovery and recordkeeping requirements
Jan 1, 2022 Inspections Jurisdctions Begin compliance inspections of commercial generators with two or more cu.yds. of waste/week
Jan 1, 2022 Food Recovery Jurisdctions Begin inspections of Tier 1 edible food generators
Jan 1, 2022 Food Recovery Jurisdctions Begin inspections of food recovery organizations and services
Jan 1, 2022 Complaints Jurisdctions Begin receiving and investigating complaints
Jan 1, 2022 Procurement Jurisdctions Begin procurement of recovered organic waste materials
Jan 1, 2022 Education Jurisdctions Begin providing education materials in response to violations. End on 12/31/2023. After this date, begin enforcement actions.
Jan 1, 2022 Performance-based Collection Jurisdctions Notify CalRecycle of intention to implement a performance-based source separation program
Feb 1, 2022 Education Jurisdctions Initial notification of program requirements to all generators of organic waste
Feb 1, 2022 Food Recovery Jurisdctions Develop list of local food recovery organizations and post on jurisdiction website
Apr 1, 2022 Reporting Jurisdctions Initial compliance report to CalRecycle
Apr 1, 2022 Inspections Jurisdctions Begin annual route audits or waste evaluations
Aug 1, 2022 Capacity Planning Counties Report results of organic waste capacity planning for the period 1/1/2022 to 12/31/2024
Oct 1, 2022 Reporting Jurisdctions Submit annual report to CalRecycle for the period 1/2/2022 to 6/30/22
Apr 1, 2023 Reporting Jurisdctions Submit report for the previous year to CalRecycle
Jan 1, 2024 Food Recovery Tier 2 Edible Food Generators Comply with edible food recovery and recordkeeping requirements
Jan 1, 2024 Food Recovery Jurisdctions Begin inspections of Tier 2 edible food generators
Jan 1, 2024 Enforcement Jurisdctions Begin enforcement actions
Aug 1, 2024 Capacity Planning Counties Report results of organic waste recycling capacity planning for the period 1/1/2025 to 12/31/2034
Aug 1, 2029 Capacity Planning Counties Report results of organic waste recycling capacity planning for the period 1/1/2030 to 12/31/2039
Aug 1, 2034 Capacity Planning Counties Report results of organic waste recycling capacity planning for the period 1/1/2035 to 12/31/2044
Jan 1, 2026 Containers Jurisdictions All containers must meet color requirements
Jan 1, 2026 Containers Commercial Generators All containers for internal use must meet color requirements
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Annual and Periodic Requirements
This list is intended as a guide for jurisdictions. It may not include all compliance requirements.
Topic Entity Frequency Event / Requirement
Education Jurisdictions At least annually Provide required information to all generators. CCR 18985.1(a)
Education Jurisdictions At least annually Provide required information to all self haulers. CCR 18985.1(a)(7)
Education Jurisdictions At least annually Provide required information to edible food generators. CCR 18985.2(b)
Inspections Jurisdictions Annually Conduct route reviews or waste evaluations to monitor container contamination
Inspections Jurisdictions Annualy Verify that generators are subscribing to an approved collection service or meeting self haul requirements. CCR 18995.1
Inspections Jurisdictions As needed Verify that edible food generators and food recovery organizations and services are meeting requlatory requirements. Frequency is as needed to determine overall compliance. CCR 18995.1(b)
Waivers Jurisdictions Every 5 years Verify that generators issued waivers continue to meet criteria
Reporting Jurisdictions Annually Submit annual report to CalRecycle
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Inspections
This list is intended as a guide for jurisdictions. It may not include all compliance requirements.

To be inspected
Service Type
Purpose

Begin

Frequency
Conducted By
Method
Commercial businesses generating 2 or more cu.yds. of waste/week 2 or 3 containers Does business subscribe to a collection service and is it meeting the requirements.
Is the business self hauling and following self haul requirements
1/1/2022 Annual Jurisdiction or designee On-site inspection, desk audit, or during route review
Residential and Commercial Generators 2 or 3 containers Are generators subscribing to a collection service or self hauling, and properly separating waste materials (avoiding contamination) 4/1/2022 Annual Jurisdiction or designee Route reviews or waste evaluations
Generators Receiving Performance-based Source Separation Collection Service 3 containers Are generators subscribing to a collection service or self hauling, and properly separating waste materials (avoiding contamination) 4/1/2022 Annual Jurisdiction or designee Waste evaluations
Commercial businesses generating 2 or more cu.yds. of waste/week 1 container Are generators subscribing to a collection service or self hauling and meeting all requirements.
Is waste being transported to a high diversion facility
1/1/2022 Annual Jurisdiction or designee On-site inspections or desk audits
Tier 1 Edible Food Generators N/A Is generator diverting the maximum amount of edible food from disposal, and are recordkeeping requirements being met 1/1/2022 Adequate to ensure overall compliance Jurisdiction or designee On-site inspections
Tier 2 Edible Food Generators N/A Is generator diverting the maximum amount of edible food from disposal, and are recordkeeping requirements being met 1/1/2024 Adequate to ensure overall compliance Jurisdiction or designee On-site inspections
Food Recovery Organizations and Services N/A Are recordkeeping requirements being met 1/1/2022 Adequate to ensure overall compliance Jurisdiction or designee On-site inspections
Commercial Businesses With Waivers N/A Does business meet criteria Within 5 years of issue date Every 5 years Jurisdiction or designee On-site inspections
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Contamination Monitoring Methods
This list is intended as a guide for jurisdictions. It may not include all compliance requirements.

Method

Service Type

Frequency
Number
of Samples
Action if
Contaminated
Route Reviews 2 or 3 containers Annual All routes. Containers randomly selected. Notify generator. Container contents can be disposed.
Waste Evaluations 2 or 3 container Twice/yr, once in
each of 2 seasons
Sample from each route and each container type
  • <1,500 customers - 25 samples
  • 1,500-3,999 customers - 30 samples
  • 4,000-6,999 customers - 35 samples
  • >7,000 customers - 40 samples
If contamination rate is >25%, notify all customers on the route, or perform targeted route review to idenfify sources of contamination.
Waste Evaluations Performance based source separation service Blue container - 2/yr
Green container - 2/yr
Gray container - 1/qtr
Sample from each route. Number of samples is based on number of customers on the route.
  • <1,500 customers - 25 samples
  • 1,500-3,999 customers - 30 samples
  • 4,000-6,999 customers - 35 samples
  • >7,000 customers - 40 samples
If contamination rate is >25%, notify all customers on the route, or perform targeted route review to idenfify sources of contamination.
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Required Notifications
This list is intended as a guide for jurisdictions. It may not include all compliance requirements.

Topic

To Be Notified

Notified By

Notification Type / Content
Route Audits Generators with contaminated containers Jurisdiction or designee Content: Type of contamination found, proper material separation requirements, soures for more information.
Leave door or gate hanger, or send by mail, text, or email
Waste Evaluations All customers on a route with a contamination rate >25%
Alternative: Perform targeted route audit.
Jurisdiction or designee Content: Type of contamination found, proper material separation requirements, soures for more information.
Leave door or gate hanger, or send by mail, text, or email
Waste Evaluations: Performance-based Collection Service CalRecycle Jurisdiction When: If prohibited contaminants in gray container are >25% of sample weights in eaqch of 2 consecutive waste evaluations.
Notify within 30 days.
Emergency Circumstances Jurisdiction Facility Operators When: Failure or inability to process organic waste.
Contents: Cause (detailed description), expected duration, landfill to be used to dispose of organic waste
Emergency Circumstances CalRecycle Jurisdictions When: Issuance of a processing waiver to a facility because of an emergency circumstance.
Contents: Facility name, RDRS #, description of emergency, length of time waste can be diverted to a landfill
Emergency Circumstances CalRecycle Jurisdictions Request for a waiver for the landfill disposal of disaster debris
Performance-based Collection Service CalRecycle Jurisdictions Intent to implement a performance-based source separation collection service
Compostable Plastics Jurisdictions Facility Operators Certification that compostable plastics can be accepted. Notify annually.
Organics in Plastic Bags Jurisdictions Facility Operators Certification that the facility will accept organics collected in plastic bags. Notify annually.
Complaints Person or entity filing complaint Jurisdictions Results of complaint filed with jurisdiction.
Implementation Record Jurisdictions CalRecycle Provide jurisdictions with 10 days notice of intent to inspect the jurisdiction's implementation record
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Annual Education and Outreach Messages
to be Provided to Generators
  1. Material separation requirements
  2. How to: prevent organic waste generation, recycle organic waste on-site, and send organic waste to community composting sites
  3. Specfic local requiremenets
  4. The methane reduction benefits of reducing the landfill disposal of organic waste
  5. Organic waste recovery methods used by local service providers/haulers
  6. How to recover organic waste
  7. List of approved haulers of organic waste
  8. The public health, safety, and environmental impacts resulting from the landfill disposal of organic waste
  9. Local options for donating edible food
  10. Requirements for self haulers (if allowed)
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List of Local Food Recovery Organizations
and Services to be Maintained
  1. Name and physical address
  2. Service area
  3. Types of food accepted
This information is to be posted on the jurisdiction's website

Information to Provided Annually to Edible
Food Generators
  1. Description of the jurisdiction's adopted food recovery program
  2. SB1383 requirements for edible food generators
  3. Local food recovery organizations and services - Names and contact information
  4. Actions that edible food generators can take to prevent the creation of food waste
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