SB 1383: Short-lived Climate Pollutants

Overview: Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383): Short-lived Climate Pollutants is part of a statewide effort to reduce the emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (like methane gas) in various sectors of California’s economy. SB 1383 established two specific statewide targets:

  1. Reduce the amount of organic waste going to landfills (50% reduction by 2020 and 75% by 2025), and
  2. Recover at least 20% of edible food that is currently going to landfills by 2025 and redirect it to people in need

The California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) finalized the regulatory text that outlines how the State will achieve the goals of SB 1383 in November 2020 and these regulations went into effect January 2022.

Half Moon Bay and SB 1383

SB 1383 has six main requirements that local jurisdictions, like the City of Half Moon Bay, must implement. Come back soon for information on each requirement and how the City of Half Moon Bay and the Coastside community can work together to implement the mandates of SB 1383.