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Statewide Organic Waste Regulations Starting January 2022

SB 1383: Short-lived Climate Pollutants is a statewide effort to reduce organic waste disposal by 50% and increase edible food donation by 20% required by every city and county in California. 

State law SB 1383 went into effect on January 1, 2022. The City of Eureka received a waiver for the law to instead go into effect on January 1, 2023.


Edible Food Regulations for Businesses

SB 1383 requires certain food businesses to donate the maximum amount of edible food they would otherwise dispose of, to food recovery organizations. Mandated food donors can help their communities by working with local food banks, food pantries, and other food recovery organizations and services.

Requirements & Compliance Training for Businesses

Succeeding with SB 1383

Food-related businesses in Eureka are encouraged to join us on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 pm. The City of Eureka will be leading an informational meeting in partnership with Abound Food Care that will provide everything you need to know to begin planning your SB1383 compliant food recovery program.



 *In person at the Eureka Council Chambers

531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501


*Via Zoom: CLICK HERE to join the meeting

Use Meeting ID: 861 1675 1092 and Passcode: 331150

Will SB 1383 affect my food-related business?

Although SB1383 does not affect all food-related businesses, if you’re a Tier One or Tier Two food-related business, you will have to comply.


For more information on SB1383 and how it will affect food-related businesses, visit these resources:

Food Recovery in California

Food Donors: Fight Hunger and Combat Climate Change