SB 1383 regulations apply to all persons and entities that generate organic materials, such as food scraps and plant trimmings. Everyone is required to divert their organic materials from the garbage. In addition, certain entities that provide food will be required to donate their excess food to feed people.
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In addition to organics recycling, SB 1383 also require businesses to implement an Edible Food program to prevent throwing out "edible food".
Commercial entities and education agencies may be exempted from some or all of the requirements if they can provide documentation or evidence that shows minimal organic material is being generated or if their premises lack adequate space to fit all three containers (garbage, recycling, and organics). For more details, visit: https://calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/waivers.
As the most aggressive waste reduction law to be adopted in California in the past three decades, SB 1383 includes significant penalties for non-compliance including monetary penalties. Penalty amounts vary depending on the jurisdiction and extent of non-compliance, but the base penalties shall fall within the ranges listed below.