SB 1383: Short-Lived Climate Pollutants


Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) is a law that was signed by Governor Brown in 2016 that sets methane emissions reduction targets for the state of California. Specifically, the law sets the following targets:

  1. Fifty % (50%) reduction in organic waste disposal by 2020 and seventy-five % (75%) reduction by 2025.
  2. Twenty % (20%) recovery of all edible food for human consumption by 2025.

To meet these goals, CalRecycle adopted a Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy that require jurisdictions, like the City of Half Moon Bay, to implement and enforce several programs on its businesses and residents.

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The SB 1383 mandates can be loosely categorized into six programs:

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The City of Half Moon Bay and the County of San Mateo are responsible for implementing these programs, but they can only be successful with the help and support of the local community. See below to learn more about each program and how you can support our efforts to comply with SB 1383.

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