Businesses are the source of 60% of all landfill waste. Food scraps make up 30% of that amount. Starting Jan. 1, 2022, California’s Short-lived Climate Pollutant law (SB1383) requires businesses to separate food and landscape materials from the garbage. Your business needs to set up this weekly service.
Why Changes are Required
When we landfill food and landscape material it generates methane. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that causes climate change.?Removing these materials from the landfill reduces our impacts on climate change.
Who Needs Food Scraps Service
If your business produces two cubic yards or more of solid waste per week you must take part in the program.
Setting up Your Food Scraps Service
The City and Specialty will contact your business in late 2021. We will help your business set up food scraps service for a start date in 2022. Get prepared by reading Commercial Recycling Guide or other resources below.