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:
Fifty percent (50%) reduction in organic waste disposal by 2020 and seventy-five percent (75%) reduction by 2025.
Twenty percent (20%) recovery of all edible food for human consumption by 2025.
The SB 1383 mandates can be loosely categorized into six programs:
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.