Environmental Resources


SB1383 Implementation

Senate Bill (SB) 1383 was adopted in September 2016 and establishes statewide targets to reduce the amount of organic waste disposed of in landfills (50% reduction by 2020 and 75% by 2025). It also sets a goal to rescue at least 20% of currently disposed edible food by 2025 and redirect that food to people in need. https://calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/.  Successful implementation will take effort on all our parts.  Please check here for program updates and information.

Current efforts: A public hearing has been scheduled on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7pm for the City Council to consider for adoption one of the following programs and corresponding rate increase to add organics collection to the residential services provided by Republic Services:

Program Options Residential % increase Commercial % increase
Biweekly organics collection for Residential Customers – basic conversion of existing green waste carts to Organics and diversion to a composting facility.  Commercial program to continue with current implementation and service 9.8 12.6
Residential weekly organics collection, Commercial same as above. 19.2 12.6
Residential weekly organics and SB1383 assistance for all customers. 20.1 13.9
Extension 2028 with weekly Residential organics collection and SB1383 assistance (*Includes a 10% franchise fee for Residential and 12% for Commercial) 15.2* 7.7*

The Staff Report and supporting documents can be reviewed here.  For details on how to submit comments or to attend the meeting, please visit https://www.antiochca.gov/government/agendas-and-minutes/city-council/.   For questions or to reach staff regarding this item, please email jhaaswajdowicz@antiochca.gov.

Program Overview: Per the regulations, the City must:

  • Provide organic waste collection to all residents and businesses
  • Establish a food recovery program to recover edible food from the waste stream and redistribute it for consumption
  • Conduct outreach and education to all affected/relevant parties, waste generators, haulers, facilities, edible food recovery organizations, and City departments
  • Conduct Capacity Planning: Evaluate the City’s readiness to implement SB 1383
  • Procure recycled organic waste products like compost, mulch, and renewable natural gas (RNG)
  • Inspect and enforce compliance with SB 1383
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of SB 1383 compliance

The AMC updates were adopted by City Council at the January 11, 2022 meeting and went into effect on February 10, 2022.  Comments or questions can be submitted here or by calling our Environmental Resource Line at (925) 779-6137.  If you would like to schedule a presentation or group discussion regarding the updates and future program changes as we continue to work towards implementing SB 1383, please call or email Julie Haas-Wajdowicz at (925) 779-7097 or  jhaaswajdowicz@antiochca.gov.

FAQs

Q: When will Residential Customers have food waste added to their green cart/yard waste program?

A: City staff are currently waiting on a rate proposal from Republic Services to make this change.  We anticipate the new rate will be approved and the program in place by Spring, 2022.

Q: How do I get service set up for my business?

A: Organics collection is currently available at no charge through Republic Services.  You can contact RC Ferris at rferris@republicservices.com or (925) 671-5853.

Q: Does the city have any materials that I can use to help educate my tenants and employees?

A: Yes!  Through our Franchised Hauler, Republic Services, you can get flyers and other education/outreach materials.  Contact RC Ferris at rferris@republicservices.com or (925) 671-5853.