SB 1383 Information and Resources

SB 1383 is a Statewide Recycling Law

In September 2016, Governor Brown signed into law SB 1383, establishing methane emissions reduction targets in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP) in various sectors of California's economy. SB 1383 establishes targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75 percent reduction by 2025.

More resources can be found on CalRecycle's SB 1383 page.

What is "Organics"?

Organics is anything that derives from plants or animals such as food, food-soiled paper, landscape/green waste, cardboard and other paper products, lumber, and manure.

Implementation Timeline

SB 1383 Timeline

What Does This Mean For Me, and How Do I Achieve SB 1383 Compliance?

SB 1383 applies to everyone in our community - businesses and residents. Below are some options to assist you divert organic materials from the landfill. For additional information and support, click on the respective headers. 

Single-Family Residents

At this time, there is no change to current bins and waste disposal process for Placentia multi-family residents. 

  • Food Scraps, Food-Soiled Paper and Green Waste 
    • Eventually, food waste/scraps will be combined with the yard waste (brown) bin. The City of Placentia is actively working with Republic Services to establish organics collection services. More information will be posted here when it becomes available.  
  • Cardboard and Other Paper Products  
    • Cardboard, other paper products and recyclable materials (aluminum, plastic bottles and jugs, glass) will continue to be diverted through the recycling (green) bin. 

If you are a single-family resident without a brown yard waste and/or green recycling bin, please contact Republic Services at (714) 238-3300. 

Multi-Family Residential Complexes

Unlike AB 1826, SB 1383 requires all multi-family complexes of all sizes (regardless of unit #) to divert organic materials. 

  • Food Scraps & Food-Soiled Paper 
    • At this time, there is no change to current bins and waste disposal process for Placentia multi-family residents. Eventually, an organics receptacle will have to be implemented for the disposal of food and green waste. The City of Placentia is actively working with Republic Services to establish organics collection services. More information will be posted here when it becomes available. 
  • Green Waste 
    • Multi-family residential complexes utilizing a landscaping company for green waste services need to inform the landscaping company of current State requirements and advise them to divert green waste from the landfill. In the near future, organics collection services will be available through Republic Services for the commingling of food and green waste. 
  • Cardboard and Other Paper Products 
    • Multi-family residential complexes is required to have a designated recycling receptacle in order to divert cardboard and other paper products. Materials such as aluminum, plastic bottles and jugs, glass are also accepted in the recycling receptacle. To set up recycling service, the entity in charge of the complex (e.g. landlord, association, or property management) can contact Republic Services at (714) 238-3300.

Commercial Businesses

Businesses generating 2 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste and 20 gallons or more of organic waste per week are required to divert organic materials. 

  • Edible Food - Donations
    • Businesses that are able to donate surplus food are recommended to do so, through organizations such as Abound Food Care. To learn more about how businesses can donate surplus food, please visit CalRecycle's Food Donor page.
    • Businesses that fall into Tier 1 or 2 "Commercial Edible Food Generator" are required to donate surplus food. Please see the figure below:
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  • Food Scraps & Food-Soiled Paper 
    • Currently, Republic Services offers food waste recycling services as an option for organics diversion. To implement a food waste recycling program, please contact their Customer Service team at (714) 238-3300. 
    • In some organizations, back-hauling is an option to divert food scraps. This is the process of sending materials to a centralized location for onsite processing, or transfer to a different facility. 
  • Green Waste 
    • Businesses utilizing a landscaping company for green waste services need to inform the landscaping company of current State requirements and advise them to divert green waste from the landfill. Green waste should not end up in the trash container. 
    • Self-hauling green waste to a composting facility is another way to divert materials. Documentation is required for proof of diversion. 
  • Cardboard and Other Paper Products
    • Republic Services offers recycling service for businesses to divert cardboard and other paper products. Materials such as aluminum, plastic bottles and jugs, glass are also accepted in the recycling receptacle. To set up recycling service, please contact Republic Services at (714) 238-3300.
    • Self-hauling cardboard (and other recyclables) to a participating recycling facility is another way to divert materials. Documentation, such as weight tickets or receipts, is required for proof of diversion. 

Local Food Bank Organizations

While the City of Placentia does not have food recovery organizations located within, please visit the websites below for more information about nearby organizations that can provide support: 

The Whitten Community Center (900 S Melrose St) has a calendar of food distribution dates here. The Senior Center (143 S Bradford Ave) has free food programs, and more information can be found here.  

SB 1383 and Waste-Related Support

If you would like assistance with SB 1383 or any waste-related matters, please contact the City's Environmental Services Coordinator, Cathy Nguyen, at cnguyen@placentia.org or (714) 993-8123.