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SLCP (SB-1383)

January 1, 2022: the inspections and fines associated with California SB-1383 (Short Lived Climate Pollutants) become Mandatory.

January 1, 2020: Jurisdictions had the option to begin fining businesses using SB-1383 guidelines and many have.

September 19, 2016: Governor Brown signed California SB 1383 Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016 in a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP). The target to:

  • Reduce organic waste disposal 75% by 2025
  • Rescue at least 20% of currently disposed surplus food by 2025

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What that means to you...

This affects every city, county, residence, business, facility, school, food recovery organization and solid waste / recycling collector...

"The fines are coming, and the fines are mandatory!"

Section 18984.10
(a) Property owners and business owners shall provide or arrange for organic waste collection services consistent with this article and local requirements, for employees, contractors, tenants, and customers, including supplying and allowing access to adequate number, size, and location of containers with sufficient labels and container color.

(b) Property and business owners shall annually provide information to employees, contractors, tenants, and customers about organic waste recovery requirements and about proper sorting of organic waste.

(c) Property and business owners shall provide or arrange for access to their properties during all inspections conducted pursuant to Article 14 of this chapter (commencing with Section 18995).


 The BEC has created tools to help our member businesses meet or exceed the requirements of this SLCP (SB-1383) legislation and as much as possible, with a goal to mitigate or avoid the mandatory fines associated with violation of the regulations.

More on these services here.





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