SB 1383 Food Waste Recycling Program

Food Waste Recycling Program

California passed a law, Senate Bill (SB) 1383, to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The state reports that landfilled organic waste (including food waste) decomposes in landfills and generates greenhouse gases contributing to global climate change.

Why Recycle Food Waste?

Recycling organic waste, including food waste, is the next critical step to protect our communities and our environment from the impacts of climate change. Organic waste in landfills accounts for 20% of the methane gas generated in California. Methane, a super- pollutant, has a short-term atmospheric life, but a long-term impact on the climate.

Targeting methane reductions is an effective strategy to combat climate change and move towards a more sustainable future. The goal of Senate Bill 1383 is to achieve a 75 percent reduction of the statewide disposal of organic waste by 2025. All residents must adhere to this law and recycle both food waste and green waste.

What is your role?

Residents: The City of Montclair is partnering with our waste hauler, Burrtec Waste Industries, to provide safe and reliable curbside collection services for residents. The City of Montclair's organic waste collection program enables you to dispose of your organic waste in your organic waste bin provided by Burrtec Waste Industries. This is the same bin you have been using to separate out greenwaste in the past. Now you are able to place both your greenwaste and food waste together into this bin.


Commercial Businesses: The City of Montclair is partnering with Abound Food Care, to assist with the excess edible food donation requirements of SB 1383, which requires certain food generators to donate their excess edible food to food recovery organizations/services.

Abound Food Care provides education, guidance, outreach, and support food generators business to be compliant with SB 1383. For more information please contact Abound Food Care at (657) 335-4480.

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