Srividhya Viswanathan

Srividhya Viswanathan

Speaker | SCS Engineers

San Diego, CA |

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Session Code: D1

Track: California

Session Name: Regulatory Trends and Experience

Session Time: Wednesday, Jan 25, 8:15 to 9:45 AM

Presentation Title: Lessons Learned – 1383 Compliance

Presentation Description: SCS developed an SB 1383 Roadmap, which we customized for each municipality. The Roadmap outlines the requirements of SB 1383 by topic and by responsible party. The Roadmap helped municipalities to plan for SB 1383 compliance, including a schedule for implementation, monitoring, reporting and enforcement.

Because SB 1383 is not only the responsibility of the Solid Waste Department, the Roadmap outlines the responsibilities of other municipal departments, including Administration, Finance, Purchasing, Fleet, Parks, etc.

SB 1383 requires completion of capacity studies for organic waste recycling and edible food recovery. The Organic Waste Recycling capacity planning includes collecting data on the amount of organic waste (in tons) that will be disposed, the amounts in tons of existing organic waste recycling infrastructure, both within and outside the county that is available, and the amount of new or expanded capacity that will be needed to process the organic waste identified as being disposed.

For the edible food recovery capacity planning, the counties had to estimate of amount of edible food that would be disposed by commercial edible food generators, the existing capacity at food recovery organizations available in the County, the proposed or expanded food recovery organization that will be used to recover the edible food generated, and the new or expanded capacity that is necessary to recover the edible food that is generated.