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% reduction in the level of the statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level by 2020 and a 75% reduction by 2025. It also requires a 20% recovery of edible food for human consumption.
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.
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.
At this time, there is no change to current bins and waste disposal process for Placentia single-family residents.
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.
- Annually educate employees and tenants on how to properly sort recycling and organic waste into the correct bins
- Provide information about waste diversion within 14 days of move-in date
- Periodically inspect recycling and organics bins for contamination and inform residents if bins are contaminated
- Provide trash, recycling, and organics containers that are accurately colored and labeled, and available for residential use
In accordance with SB 1383, property management and/or business owners must:
- Annually educate employees, contractors, customers and tenants on how to properly sort recyclables and organic waste in the correct bins
- Provide information about waste diversion to new tenants within 14 days of occupation
- Periodically inspect recycling and organics bins for contamination and inform employees if bins are contaminated
- Provide trash, recycling, and organics containers that are accurately colored and labeled, and available for employees and customers' use
Businesses generating 2 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waste and 20 gallons or more of organic waste per week OR less than 2 cubic yards of commercial solid waste and 10 gallons or more of organic waste per week are required to divert organic materials.
For the most recent copy of the SB 1383 letter from the City, please visit this link and take action towards compliance.
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:
- Abound Food Care (formerly Waste Not OC)
- Community Action Partnership of Orange County (CAP OC)
- Bracken's Kitchen
- Mary's Kitchen
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Feeding America