December 9, 2022

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Senate Bill (SB)-1383 – Recycling Organic Waste is Now the Law for Everyone in California!

** Looking for some quick FAQs and information regarding SB 1383? CLICK HERE  **

In September 2016, the Governor set methane emissions reduction targets for California (SB 1383 Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016) in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP). California must:

  • Reduce organic waste disposal 50% by 2020 and 75% by 2025.
  • Rescue at least 20% of currently disposed surplus food by 2025 for people to eat.

Organics like food scraps, yard trimmings, paper, and cardboard make up half of what Californians dump into landfills each year. Reducing short-lived climate super pollutants, like organic waste, will help the current climate crisis.

Organic waste that goes to landfills emits greenhouse gas and other pollutants: 

  • 20% of the state’s methane, a climate super pollutant 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
  • Air pollutants like PM 2.5, which contributes to health conditions such as asthma.

 

Timeline for Implementation of SB 1383

January 1, 2022 – CalRecycle’s regulations to meet the organic waste reduction targets take effect and are enforceable on this date.

January 1, 2024 – Jurisdictions may impose penalties for non-compliance on regulated entities subject to their authority.

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% of currently disposed edible food must be recovered for human consumption. 

 

Who’s Affected? 

How to Participate in Organic Waste Programs to be Compliant with SB 1383.

RESIDENTS

Use Existing Organic Waste Cart: Residents can participate in organics programs provided by the Franchised service provider, Republic Services offers the disposal of green waste (yard waste) and organic waste (food waste) in the green lid cart you currently use.    NOTE – Compostable bags are not currently allowed.  Please check back for updates as this is expected to change in early 2022.   

Self-Haul: Subscribing to trash, green waste (organic waste) and recycling services in Suisun City is mandatory unless granted an exemption from the City of Suisun City.  

Use a Backyard Compost Bin: Compost your green material, food soiled paper (uncoated), and food scraps at home. Learn more about backyard composting. 

MULTIFAMILY COMPLEXES

State Law 1383 (SB 1383) additionally requires multifamily complex with five (5) or more units to recycle and/or divert all generated organic waste from the landfill starting January 1, 2022.

“Organic waste” includes food, green material, landscape and pruning waste, organic textiles and carpets, clean wood, non-coated paper products (Chinet paper plates, other non-wax coated paper products), food soiled paper towels,  and printing and writing paper.

Multifamily complexes can meet the new SB 1383 requirement by choosing one or both of the following options:

  1. Divert and recover your organic waste from the landfill.
  • Subscribe to regular organics collection service with the City franchise hauler, Republic Services; and/or
  • Self-haul organics to a local facility. A record must be kept showing the amount of organic material delivered to each facility.  An Annual Diversion Report Form must be submitted each year by March 1st for the previous year. All records shall be subject to inspection. 
      • Records must include delivery receipts and weight tickets that indicate the amount of material in cubic yards or tons.
  1. Provide organics and recycling service to employees, contractors, tenants, and customers.
  • Provide organic waste collection for employees and tenants.
    • Collection service must be arranged so that access to an adequate number, size, and location of containers is available to customers, employees, and tenants.
  • Annually provide educational information about the legal requirements to compost and recycle. In addition, education must be provided on how to properly sort the three waste streams into the correct containers. Please note, for new tenants, this information must be provided before or within 14 days of move-in.
  • Businesses and property managers are responsible for ensuring compliance with the SB 1383 requirements. This means ensuring tenants and employees are properly sorting all generated organic waste into the correct recycling container.
    • For all outdoor and indoor containers, the container bodies or lids shall conform to the following color scheme: gray/black for landfill, blue for recycling, and green for organic waste. In addition, containers shall have labels with graphic images to indicate primary materials accepted and prohibited.

COMMERCIAL ENTITIES

  1. Divert your organic waste from the landfill.
  • Subscribe to regular organics collection service with the City’s franchise hauler, Republic Services; and/or
  • Self-haul organics to a local facility.  A record must be kept showing the amount of organic material delivered to each facility.  If businesses choose this recycling method, businesses must submit their Annual Diversion Report Form to the City each year by March 1st for the previous year.  All records shall be subject to inspection. 
      • Records must include delivery receipts and weight tickets that indicate the amount of material in cubic yards or tons.
  1. Provide organics and recycling service to employees, contractors, tenants, and customers.
  • Collection service must be arranged so that access to an adequate number, size, and location of containers is available to customers and employees.
  • Small indoor containers for organic waste and recyclable items must be provided in all areas where garbage containers are present, except for restrooms.*
  • For all outdoor and indoor containers, the container bodies or lids shall conform to the following color scheme: gray/black for landfill, blue for recycling, and green for organic waste. In addition, containers shall have labels with graphic images to indicate primary materials accepted and prohibited. Businesses and property managers are responsible for ensuring compliance with this requirement.
  • Annually provide educational information about the legal requirements to compost and recycle. In addition, education must be provided on how to properly sort the three waste streams into the correct containers. Please note, for new tenants, this information must be provided before or within 14 days of move-in.
  • Periodically inspect recycling and organics containers and inform employees if contamination is found and take steps to correct the behavior.
  1. Tier One and Tier Two commercial entities (defined in the graphic below) are required to donate the maximum amount of excess edible food to feed people.
  • A contract or written agreement must be maintained with food recovery service(s) or organization(s) to pick-up or receive edible food.
  • A record must also be kept indicating all types of food being donated, pounds donated per month, frequency of donations, and the contact information of the contracted food recovery service(s) and/or organization(s).
  • Generators shall not intentionally spoil food that can be recovered.
  • Large venues or large event operators that do not provide food services, but allow for food to be provided, shall require food facilities operating on site to comply with the above organics diversion and food recovery requirements.

* Denotes requirements from which multifamily residential dwellings are exempted.

For more information from CalRecycle on frequently asked questions for Commercial Business requirements for Organic Waste disposal/recycling check out -> https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/recycle/commercial/organics/faq

Additional information is also available through the following links to an eight-page educational brochure that provides additional inforamtion:

English -> SOLANO-HiRes-RGB

Spanish -> SOLANO-Spanish-R1(1)

Reference: SB 1383 Regulations §§ 18984.7, 18984.8, 18984.9, 18984.10, 18986.1, 18986.2, 18988.3, 18991.3, 18991.4

Recycling & Solid Waste Information

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Watch, learn, and enjoy a short Public Service Announcement (PSA) video created by Armijo High School’s Multimedia Academy for Suisun City:

Recycling and solid waste services are provided by Public Works through a number of partnerships with private companies, such as Solano Garbage, a division of Republic Services, and other public agencies, such as Solano County, and the State of California.

This page is intended as a hub for essential information to assist City residents in complying with a wide variety of Federal, State, Regional, and County laws and regulations designed to protect the environment.

Solid Waste services are provided by Republic Services/Solano Garbage under an exclusive franchise agreement approved by the City Council. Below are the key documents governing local solid waste services.

  Solid Waste Franchise Agreement (1.4 MiB, 4,825 hits)

  Recycling Agreement (1.6 MiB, 4,654 hits)

  2009 Franchise Amendments (268.9 KiB, 3,583 hits)
Negotiated updates to the original agreement adopted by the City Council

  2009 Enabling Resolution (23.3 KiB, 3,220 hits)

  1998 Enabling Resolution (11.2 KiB, 3,257 hits)

BASIC SERVICE INFORMATION

Republic Services/Solano Garbage provides each single-family home with three 96-gallon wheeled containers: green & food waste (green lid), curbside recycling (blue lid), and solid waste (grey/brown lid).

>> Click here for overall program information from Republic Services

Blue Lid Recycling Containers Can Accept:

  • Aluminum and metal cans (labels do not have to be removed)
  • Plastic #1-#7
  • Newspaper
  • Corrugated cardboard/box board (i.e. cereal, soda, beer type packaging).
  • Magazines
  • Glass

>> Click to access the Republic Services – Solano Garbage website for more recycling information

>> Click for the Solano County Recycling Guide

Green Lid Organic Waste Container Can Accept:

  • Yard trimmings, grass cuttings, small tree and brush trimmings
  • Leaves, flowers and weeds
  • Newspaper
  • Food waste such as coffee grounds, egg shells, grain products, and baked goods
  • Bones, meat, and fish
  • Other decomposable organic matter
  • Pizza boxes
  • Clean wood
  • Un-coated paper places (e.g. Chinet paper plates)
  • Food soiled paper towels and napkins
  • NOTE –> Bags can be used by they must be compostable bags with the Biodegradable Products Institute logo/approval.  A list of acceptable bags can be found at:  https://products.bpiworld.org/?search=&category=26&type=2
  • More information on SB-1383 visit the City’s page or see Republic Services’ flyer
  • For additional questions please email:  adum@suisun.com
    • Informational flyers are available in English, Spanish, and Tagalog

>> Click to access the Republic Services – Solano Garbage website for more recycling information

DROP-OFF DAY (DOD) & LANDFILL COUPON PROGRAMS

The Drop-Off Day (DOD) Program as well as the Landfill Coupon Program have changed with the signing of the Interim Agreement with Republic Services on April 5, 2022.

Starting July 1, 2022, account holders in good standing will be mailed one (1) Landfill Coupon per year, and will also be eligible for one (1) bulky waste pick-up in front of your home.  Republic Services will mail Landfill Coupons directly to each account.  Please contact Republic Services for more details on what is eligible for bulky waste pick-up.   Keep in mind that E-waste, appliances, and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) can be dropped off for free at Republic’s office.  Contact Republic for details on each specific program.

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) DISPOSAL

Household hazardous (HHW) waste must be disposed of in a controlled manner to prevent environmental damage.  The preferred disposal methods available vary depending on the type of material involved.

oil filtersCurbside Pickup – Used Motor Oil & Filters

Republic Services will collect used motor oil and motor oil filters on regular collection days at curbside for free if they are in approved containers. Oil filter bags are available from local auto parts stores or by calling Republic Services. A used oil collection containers must be requested from Republic Services by calling (707) 437-8900.  For more information click here.

Batteries, Oil, Paint, and Anti-Free (BOPA) Collection Facility Drop-Off

A drop-off facility is available for residents to dispose of batteries, oil (motor & cooking), paint (latex), and anti-freeze.

>> Click to access the Republic Services – Solano Garbage website for more recycling information

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)  Program

The HHW Program is available to handle the items listed below by appointment only on the 2nd or 4th Saturday of the month. For more information or to make an appointment, call (707) 437-8971.

Items accepted through the HHW Program include:

  • Paint – Oil & latex paints, stains, varnishes, solvents, thinners, adhesives
  • Automotive items – Motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, batteries
  • Household cleaners and sprays – Oven cleaners, drain cleaners, bleach, waxes, polishes
  • Garden items – Pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, ant trap poison, gopher bait
  • Other chemicals – Pool chemicals, photographic chemical, flammable liquids and gases, aerosol cans, roofing tar, roofing products
  • Needles – Needles must be placed in a clear rigid enclosed container with the lid taped closed to prevent spilling
  • Fluorescent tubes – Tubes, bulbs and other mercury-containing lamps.
  • Household batteries – AA, AAA, C and D cells, and button batteries
  • Mercury Gauges – Barometers, manometers, old thermostats

For information about specific items you have, please call (707) 437-8971 or use this link.

ELECTRONIC WASTE (E-WASTE) RECYCLING

Republic Services/Solano Garbage operates a free electronic waste drop-off location at 2901 Industrial Court, Fairfield, Ca 94533, open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m weekdays (closed Noon-1 p.m.).  For more information, call (707) 437-8900 or use this link.

Accepted items include:

  • Televisions (no larger than 32 inches)
  • Computer monitors
  • Computer towers (CPU’s)
  • Laptops
  • Printers (regular desktop only)
  • Mice
  • Hard drives
  • Fax machines (regular desktop only)
  • Microwave ovens
  • DVD players
  • VCRs
  • Computer cables and cords
  • Telephones
  • Cell phones (remove batteries)
  • Radios (no speakers)
  • Shredders (regular household size only)

WHITE GOODS (APPLIANCES)

Republic Services will accept appliances from Suisun City
residents with a valid residential waste account on the
following Friday and Saturday dates in 2022:

April 8-9 and 15-16; June 3-4 and 10-11;
July 29-30; August 5-6;
September 30-October 1 and October 7-8

Please contact Republic Services for specific details on this program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For additional details on any of this information, click here or call (707) 437-8900