SB 1383 Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutants in California
Outreach & Education
Envirolutions considers outreach and education our bread and butter! We have handled many new organics program roll-outs at communities throughout the Bay Area, often that were accompanied low initial participation, mandatory compliance, and significant increases in the customer trash bill – an uncomfortable trifecta to say the least.
We pride ourselves in being able to bring customers up to speed on these new programs, making sure they understand the difference between the waste streams to minimize contamination and successfully participate, and explain how they might mitigate cost increases through decreasing garbage and increasing recycling whenever appropriate. See a couple of our profiles below for some examples of projects we have successfully completed with the support of the Recyclist database.
Making strides to recovery what would have otherwise been edible food will be a tough nut to crack for all of us (pun totally intended). This component of SB 1383 will require communities to implement programs that educate commercial food generators about the new regulations and to create mechanism to increase access to edible food recovery organizations. Envirolutions can help you create a plan by surveying the landscape of what commercial food generators will need to comply with the ordinance, providing outreach and education to these generators, and finally tracking compliance.
Updating bins/carts to new requirements
One activity all communities will need to implement is the labeling of all new containers with SB 1383 compliant labeling and color-coding. This is set to commence on or after January 1, 2022. Envirolutions can be a solution for having the boots-on-the-ground support to implement bin labeling in short-order when it comes time to implement these changes. Services could include compliance review, applying stickers, and/or assistance with cart roll out.
As a part of SB 1383, municipalities will need to estimate the amount of organic waste disposed of in their jurisdiction and to report on the available organic waste recycling capacity. These estimates will lead toward the creation of a plan to estimate the amount of new capacity that is required to hit statewide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Envirolutions can be a part of the boot-on-the-ground team to assist in making these calculations and providing the required reporting to CalRecycle by the implementation deadlines.
An Overview of SB 1383’s Organic Waste Reduction Requirements- CalRecycle