UPDATE (10/10/22) Negotiations between the City of Lodi and Waste Management for an extension of the trash, recycling, and organic waste collection contract are continuing, but a proposal made last month is being revised. The City Council will not discuss the contract during the meeting next week. A new notice for a discussion of a contract extension will be provided once Waste Management submits a new proposal to the City.
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What Is SB 1383?
California SB 1383 is intended to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and slow the effects of climate change by reducing the amount of organic materials headed to landfills.
What Is the New SB 1383 Regulation?
SB 1383 is the most significant landfill waste reduction mandate adopted in California in the last 30 years. Its goal is to reduce organics waste landfill disposal by 75% (from 2014 levels) by 2025. This means diverting more than 20 million tons from landfills. The legislation aims to slow climate change by diverting organic materials from landfills, recovering 20% of edible food and redirecting it to food-insecure Californians.
Why Is It Important?
Every year, Californians dump organic waste like food scraps and yard trimmings into landfills. This waste makes up half of the materials put into landfills.
Disposing of organic waste rather than composting it creates 20% of California’s methane emissions. Methane is a climate super pollutant and is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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