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SB 1383: California's Short-lived Climate Pollution Reduction Strategy Act 

SB1383 Introduction

SB 1383 is a state law that aims to drastically reduce organic waste, conserve landfill space, and address climate change. We've implemented a comprehensive strategy to meet many of the SB1383 requirements by expanding organics (green cart) collection to include food scraps and food-soiled paper products for residents, apartments, and businesses. 

All organizations, non-profits, events, and multi-family properties are required to place organic materials in a separate container to be collected for recycling unless granted a waiver from the City. 

City of Burbank residents are required to include food scraps and food-soiled paper with their yard trimmings in the green cart for composting. Learn what is required, how to properly participate, and discover helpful tips to reduce food waste! 

SB1383 requires some businesses to donate excess edible food to non-profits and other food recovery sources that feed people. Find out more about this requirement and where to donate.
SB 1383 Target: Reduce methane emissions

SB1383 Main Page Introduction

Methane, a short-lived climate pollutant, leaves the atmosphere quicker than carbon dioxide, yet over a 20 year span traps 84 times more heat than carbon dioxide (EPA).  Massive reductions of organic waste and beneficial reuse of this resource will have a rapid and significant effect on global warming and can lead to building healthy soils.  

California State Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) requires the reduction of organic waste disposed of in landfills and expands on existing commercial recycling mandates of AB 341: Mandatory Commercial Recycling (2012) and AB 1826: Mandatory Commercial Organics (2016).

SB 1383 Targets:

  • Reduce statewide disposal of organic waste 75% by 2025 (based on 2014 levels)

  • Recover at least 20% of currently disposed surplus edible food by 2025 

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