SB 1383

In September 2016, Governor Brown signed SB 1383 in an effort to reduce emissions generated from decomposing organic waste in landfills. Organics like food scraps, yard trimmings, paper, and cardboard make up half of what Californians dump in landfills and emits 20% of the state’s methane, a climate super pollutant 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

SB 1383 set targets to reduce organic waste disposal 50% by 2020 and 75% by 2025 and rescue for people to eat at least 20% of currently disposed surplus food by 2025. CalRecycle's final regulations were adopted October 2020 and take effect January 1, 2022.

Main Components of SB 1383

Organics Collections


Organic waste collection services is required for all residents, multi-family residents, and businesses, and must have the material hauled to a composting facility. Woodland adopted a new ordinance requiring these services in compliance with SB 1383.

Food Recovery


Develop a food recovery program that will require some large food generators / businesses to donate as much edible food possible to local food recovery organizations and compost the inedible food.



Jurisdictions are required to annually procure a certain amount of products made from recycled organics material, such as renewable energy, compost, and mulch.

Inspections & Enforcement


Conduct compliance inspections and enforcement for container contamination, food recovery programs, and businesses that have been granted waivers or exemptions

Requirements for Each Entity

Click on the tabs / titles below to review each entity's new changes and requirements.

  1. Residents
  2. Businesses & Multi-family Properties
  3. Food Generators
  4. Food Recovery Organizations
  5. Schools & Government Entities

Organics Collection

  • Starting January 2022, organics recycling services are required for all single- and multi-family residents.
  • Fortunately, Woodland implemented residential organics recycling services for most single-family residences in 2018.
  • Residents that did not have organics services prior to 2022, will now be required to subscribe to organics services even if they were previously exempt.


Contact Us

If you would like assistance, more information on these new requirements, or would like to arrange for recycling and/or organics services, please contact the following:

  • Waste Management: 530-662-8748
  • City of Woodland Recycling Program: 530-661-2063