SB 1383 Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP)

SB 1383 sets methane emissions reduction targets for California in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP). Methane is considered a climate super pollutant and is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. According to CalRecycle, organic waste in California landfills emits 20 percent of the state’s methane. 

SB 1383 ultimately requires a 75 percent reduction of the level of statewide disposal of organic waste by 2025, based on levels from 2014. Additionally, 20 percent of commercial edible food will need to be recovered from disposal. Everyone will be affected by SB 1383 including, residents, multi-family properties and complexes, businesses, schools, and public agencies.

General information and updates on SB 1383 regulations are available at, California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy.

  1. Samantha Carr

    Phone: (510) 620-5407


  • January 1, 2022 - Regulations Take Effect and Jurisdictions must have their programs in place.
  • January 1, 2024 - Jurisdictions will be required to take enforcement against noncompliant entities.
  • January 1, 2025 - By this date, the state must achieve a 75% reduction in the level of statewide disposal of organic waste from the 2014 level. In addition, not less than 20 percent of currently disposed edible food must be recovered for human consumption.
SB 1383 Implementation Timeline

Compliance with SB 1383

To comply with this law, all businesses and residents will be required to separate organics and recyclable materials from trash and either subscribe to the required collection services or self-haul to an appropriate facility for diversion.

RecycleMore, the West Contra Costa Integrated Waste Management Authority, has additional compliance information and will post more information as it becomes available. 

Richmond City Council Documents

SB 1383 Jurisdiction Responsibilities

SB 1383 requires the City to adequately resource the below programs. The City of Richmond will be partnering with RecycleMore and Republic Services to provide the following:

  1. 1. Collection
  2. 2. Edible Food Recovery
  3. 3. Outreach and Education
  4. 4. City Procurement Requirements
  5. 5. Capacity Planning
  6. 6. Compliance Monitoring, Enforcement, and Record Keeping
  • Starting January 1, 2022- Automatically provide organics collection services (including paper and cardboard) to all residents and businesses
  • Starting January 1, 2022- Monitor contamination in curbside bins and provide notification if contamination is found 
  • Starting January 1, 2022- Provide bins to comply with State's standardized collection container colors
  • Starting January 1, 2022- Provide labels on all bins
  • Allow limited waivers for businesses for de minims volumes and physical space restraints