Organics Recycling

  1. About
  2. Requirements for Businesses
  3. Exemption Waiver

Beginning January 1, 2022, CalRecycle Senate Bill (SB) 1383 will require everyone in California to recycle all organic waste, including paper, cardboard, yard materials, food scraps, and food-soiled paper. 

California's Senate Bill 1383 is a state mandate to reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfills and to recover 20% of edible food statewide that would otherwise be sent to landfills. Food waste is the second largest contributor of organic waste in landfills. When organic material is landfilled, it decomposes and produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG). 

Commercial edible food generators who qualify are required to recover the maximum amount of edible food that would otherwise be disposed, maintain records of their food donation activity, and report information annually to the City of Ventura.  

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