SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP)

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SB 1383 requires a 75 percent reduction of the level of statewide disposal of organic waste by 2025, based on levels from 2014. Additionally, 20 percent of commercial edible food will need to be recovered from disposal by 2025. 

Everyone will be affected by SB 1383 including, residents, multi-family properties and complexes, businesses, schools, and public agencies.

General information and updates on SB 1383 regulations are available at, California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy.

SB 1383 Implementation Timeline

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Compliance with SB 1383

What does Senate Bill (SB) 1383 organics and recycling require?

Effective January 1, 2022, SB 1383 requires all businesses, residents, and multifamily properties, to separate organic materials (such as plant debris, food waste, food soiled papers, untreated wood waste) and recyclable materials from trash, and either subscribe to the required collection services or self-haul to an appropriate facility for diversion.

If you are a resident, business, or multifamily property owner, and you do not have either recycling or organics service, please contact Republic Services to request these required services.

To learn more, please click on one of the squares below.

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Republic Services


  • Free visual site audits to identify potential opportunities to minimize waste
  • Free Trainings for your team to ensure proper sorting of recycling and organics material
  • Free Recycling and Organics Signs/Posters
  • Free interior blue and green bins
  • Subscription to Recycling and Organics Services. Recycling and organics services up to your trash service level for no additional cost!


West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority (WCCIWMA)


  • Explanations of SB 1383 requirements
  • Compost and recycling sorting guides for West Contra Costa County
  • Household hazardous waste disposal guide

City of Richmond

  • Free indoor Kitchen Pails for Richmond residents at 450 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 300 (City Manager's Office)
  • List of organizations accepting food donations
  • Map of organizations accepting food donation- Coming Soon!

SB 1383 Jurisdiction Responsibilities

SB 1383 requires the City to adequately resource the below programs. The City of Richmond will be partnering with RecycleMore and Republic Services to provide the following:

  1. 1. Collection
  2. 2. Edible Food Recovery
  3. 3. Outreach and Education
  4. 4. City Procurement Requirements
  5. 5. Capacity Planning
  6. 6. Compliance Monitoring, Enforcement, and Record Keeping

Beginning January 1, 2022:

  • Automatically provide organics collection services (including paper and cardboard) to all residents and businesses
  • Monitor contamination in curbside bins and provide notification if contamination is found 
  • Provide bins to comply with State's standardized collection container colors
  • Provide labels on all bins
  • Allow limited waivers for businesses for de minims volumes and physical space restraints 


What does Senate Bill (SB) 1383 edible food recovery require?

In order to reduce unnecessary food waste and help address food insecurity, SB 1383 requires the State of California to recover and redistribute or donate 20 percent of edible food that would have otherwise been sent to landfills by 2025. Jurisdictions must establish edible food recovery outreach and inspection programs; help connect certain edible food generators with food recovery organizations; and ensure there is sufficient county-wide capacity for all the recovered edible food.

Large Food Generator Requirements:

Large food-generating businesses (such as supermarkets and wholesale food distributors) are required to contract with an edible food recovery agency and track their recovered food.

If your business falls within one of the categories below, you will need to implement a surplus edible food recovery program, with a written agreement and recordkeeping process, by the effective date.


Type of Food-Generating Business

Effective Date to Implement

Tier 1

  • Supermarkets with revenue ≥ $2 million
  • Grocery Stores with facilities ≥ 10,000 sq. ft. 
  • Food Service Providers 
  • Food Distributors 
  • Wholesale Food Vendors

January 1, 2022

Tier 2

  • Restaurants with ≥ 250 seats or total facility size of ≥ 5,000 sq. ft.
  • Hotels with an on-site food facility and ≥ 200 total rooms
  • Health Facilities with an on-site food facility and ≥ 100 beds
  • Large Permanent Venues that serve/seats > 2,000 individuals per day of operation
  • Large Events that serve an average of > 2,000 individuals per day of operation 
  • State Agencies with a cafeteria and has ≥ 250 seats or a total cafeteria size of ≥ 5,000 sq. ft.
  • Local School/Education Agencies with an on-site food facility
  • Farmers Markets
January 1, 2024

Donating Food:

Local Food Recovery Organizations are available to collect surplus edible food in West Contra Costa County. If you have surplus edible food, contact one or more food recovery organizations listed below to make a donation plan with a written agreement. You will be required to keep records of all edible food donations for upcoming inspections. These SB 1383 requirements are enforceable through City of Richmond Municipal Code 9.20 Solid Waste, with potential penalties starting in 2024.

Edible food recovery organizations and services in West Contra Costa County:

Organization NameContactAcceptable Food Donations

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano 

(a Feeding America affiliate)

Karen Collins - Food Resource Manager
Platform for Donations:
Bread/bakery, deli, dairy, meat, produce, dry goods (canned, packaged shelf-stable).

White Pony Express

Pete Olsen - Food Sourcing Manager
Phone: (925) 322-0604 x129
Online Intake Form

Unpackaged produce (produce, meat, dairy, eggs, frozen items, shelf items, commercially produced food, and prepared food.

For more details about Edible Food Recovery, access the RecycleMore webpage at and the CalRecycle webpage at

Richmond Ordinance and City Council Documents

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West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority (WCCIWMA), also known as RecycleMore, holds monthly board meetings that are open to the public. Regular Board Meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of the month, at 6:15 p.m. There are no regular meetings held during the month of August.

Visit RecycleMore Board of Directors Meetings to view the meeting schedule and find agendas and links to the meetings.

Relevant RecycleMore agenda items related to SB 1383 can be found below.

  • January 2021: view agenda here
    • SB 1383 Implementation Presentation, introduction, background, requirements of SB 1383 (pp. 11-23)
  • April 2021: view agenda here
    • Extension of contract with R3 Consultants related to SB 1383 Preparedness
  • June 2021: view agenda here
    • SB 1383 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with RecycleMore member agencies discussion—outline of requirements/components of the MOU (pp. 39-42)
  • September 2021: view agenda here
    • SB 1383 MOU continued discussion—Draft MOU attached (pp. 68-80)
  • October 2021: view agenda here
    • RecycleMore + Republic Services collection rates discussion, including additional funds needed for SB 1383 implementation 
  • November 2021: view agenda here
    • Continued SB 1383 MOU discussion