Do I have to report to the City to be compliant with SB 1383?
This is a bit confusing and a grey area but technically NO. For residents, SB 1383 requires City’s to report to CalRecycle. Cities have been relying on their contracted franchise haulers to do so which is why City’s encourage disposal of source separated food waste into the yard waste bin that is picked up by the same hauler as before. It is the quick and easy way for City’s to get the numbers they need to report to the State authorities.
However, there is no language in SB 1383 requiring individuals or individual businesses to report either to their City or to CalRecycle directly. Nevertheless, 301 Organics will track your waste for you and submit whatever report to the City that is requested. You can even access a portal to find out for yourself what you have generated on any given day or week so you can better manage your processes to reduce your waste load.