Senate Bill 1383, which went into effect in January 2022, requires that all California residents and businesses separate organic materials from the garbage so that they can be composted. All homes and businesses should now have a green bin for compostable materials. Additionally, large food producing businesses such as grocery stores must donate excess food to feed people and decrease food insecurity. For a list of commercial edible food recovery organizations visit https://zerowastesonoma.gov/materials/food.
For complete information on SB 1383, visit www.zerowastesonoma.gov/sb1383.
For a downloadable flyer with quick tips, information on what to compost and how to get a green bin, visit http://bit.ly/3HyDA3w.