Why is SB 1383 important?

Organics like food scraps, yard trimmings, paper, and cardboard make up half of what Californians dump in landfills. Organic waste in landfills releases: 

  • 20% of the state’s methane, a climate super pollutant 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. 
  • Air pollutants like PM 2.5, which contribute to health conditions like asthma. 

Recycling organic waste and recovering edible food is a fast track to fighting climate change and improving public health and the environment.  

By doing our part to comply with SB 1383, Ventura will help mitigate the climate crisis.

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1. What laws require organics recycling?
2. What is Organic Waste?
3. Why is SB 1383 important?
4. How do I sign up for organic waste collection service?
5. Who is eligible for an exemption waiver for organics recycling?
6. How do I apply for an exemption waiver for organic waste collection service?
7. Is there an exemption waiver for the edible food donation requirement?
8. When will waivers be issued?
9. How much will food and green waste collection services cost?
10. I have a yard waste dumpster, can I put food waste in it?
11. How can I find out more information?