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California’s New Composting Law
By Aaron A. Hayes, Esq.
This article first appeared in our Fall 2022 Communicator Magazine.
Green compost bins will soon join California’s familiar blue recycle bins along our curbs as the latest trend in waste management. While already familiar in some areas, Senate Bill ("S.B.") 1383 extends mandatory organic waste composting statewide as part of California’s comprehensive Short-Lived Climate Pollutants strategy.
S.B. 1383’s stated goal is to substantially reduce organic waste in landfills by requiring cities and towns to collect compostable waste separately from other refuse, then divert it to approved organic processing facilities. Although S.B. 1383 became effective January 1, 2022, local jurisdictions have until January 2024 to become fully compliant.
SIGNIFICANCE OF SB 1383 FOR COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS
Planned developments consisting of single-family homes will likely see little...