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Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383)
What is SB-1383?
Senate Bill 1383 (SB-1383) is a law enacted by the State of California that builds on the State’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. SB1383 requires all businesses, multi-family communities, and single-family residences to divert organic materials (food waste, yard waste, & soiled paper products) from landfill. It also requires the State to increase edible food recovery by 20% by 2025.
When does this go into effect?
Beginning January 1, 2022, all businesses, schools, multi-family communities, and single-family residences will be required to divert food scraps, soiled paper, & yard waste into an organics bin or cart.
Beginning January 1, 2024, regulations may require local jurisdictions to impose penalties for non-compliance.
How does it work?
The City of Clovis provides three trash bins to single-family residences. Gray bins are for trash. Blue for recycling. Green for yard waste, soiled paper, and food scraps.
The goal is that food and yard scraps make their way into the proper trash bin.
Tips on properly disposing of food waste
- Place food scraps inside a paper bag and placed inside the organics cart (green cart)
- Place food scraps on newspaper and combine before placing inside the organics cart (green cart)
- Place food scraps inside a plastic bag and freeze. Remove frozen food from plastic bag on day of service or night before without or removing plastic bag. Plastic is not accepted inside the organics cart.
- Place food scraps inside a small coffee container or plastic container that you may reuse and wash out once disposing food scraps inside the organics cart (green cart)
- Food scraps, soiled paper (pizza boxes, paper plates, paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex, paper cups) and green waste can all be mixed inside the organics cart (green cart)
Tips on keeping cart clean and helping to reduce odor
- Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and water mix and spray inside the organics cart to help keep pests away and cart clean. Add your favorite essential oil to the bottle mix to reduce odor.
For more details on which items should go into which trash cart, please visit: https://cityofclovis.com/public-utilities/recycling-and-refuse/toter-information/
To learn more on how to best implement SB 1383 in your household, please watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZoiQVylW3M