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Changes in residential collection services due to new state regulations are coming soon! The State of California passed Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) the “Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Reduction Act” in 2016 which requires new diversion and recycling mandates. It requires jurisdictions in California to recycle organic waste, including paper, cardboard, yard materials, food scraps, and food-soiled paper and requires the procurement of processed organic and recycled content products. It also includes a business component for delivering edible food items to local organizations for distribution to those under served. The ultimate goal of SB1383 is to divert 75% of organics from reaching the landfill by 2025 through recycling, composting and prevention methods.

The reason behind SB1383

When organic material breaks down in a landfill, it produces a powerful greenhouse gas called methane, that is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Landfills are currently the third largest producer of methane in the state, with 2/3 of all landfilled waste being organic waste. Preventing organics from going to the landfill by processing it into compost, energy or other products will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

SB 1383 targets:

• Reduce organic waste going into landfills by 50% by January 1, 2020 and 75% by January 1, 2025.
• Recover at least 20% of disposed edible food by 2025.

Edible Food Recovery

Interfaith Food Bank Amador County

12181 Airport Road, Jackson, CA 95642



Plymouth Food Pantry

18519 Poplar Street, Plymouth CA 95669

Thursdays 2 to 4 pm


Is Amador County Exempt?

Amador County has been granted a rural exemption from curbside collection of organic materials. Food scraps and food-solid paper should continue to be placed in your garbage container during the duration of the exemption. ACES and our local governments still have additional responsibilities due to SB1383 such as implementing color coded lids and carts with labeling to provide clarity on what goes into recycling versus garbage and sharing useful information about the prevention of organic waste generation.

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