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New SB 1383 Case Studies Now Published!

June 5, 2020

CalRecycle has Posted Eight SB 1383 Case Studies

Over the past several months, HF&H has supported CalRecycle with creating SB 1383 Implementation Tools to provide resources to jurisdictions and other regulated entities around the state with implementing successful programs and policies to meet the goals of SB 1383. As part of this project, HF&H researched and developed eight SB 1383 case studies, which were recently published on CalRecycle’s website. The SB 1383 case studies showcase some strategies jurisdictions have taken to reduce disposal of organic waste through four mechanisms: franchise agreements, enforcement ordinances, edible food recovery programs, and organic waste product procurement.

HF&H also developed a series of customizable model implementation tools and accompanying guidance, including: a model franchise agreement, mandatory organics disposal reduction ordinance, organic waste product procurement policy, and edible food recovery agreement. CalRecycle will make these tools available to the public after the final SB 1383 regulations have been approved by the State Office of Administrative Law (OAL).

Additionally, HF&H and CalRecycle will be hosting a series of webinar presentations to provide an overview of the model tools and to support users with navigating the documents. Stay tuned for the release of the model tools and dates of the webinars, which will be announced via CalRecycle’s website and SLCP listserv (subscribe here) and on HF&H’s blog.


Further information

SB 1383 case studies: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/education

More information on SB 1383: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp

Subscription link for CalRecycle’s SLCP listserv for updates: https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/Listservs/Subscribe/152


While the SB 1383 regulations are not yet final, HF&H has the most extensive SB 1383 knowledge and experience of any public-sector oriented consulting firm in California. Our work with CalRecycle on the case studies and model implementation tools gives us a unique insight into the regulations and real world application of them.  For over fifty (50) jurisdictions across the State, we have prepared or are in the processing of preparing SB 1383 compliance plans; analyzing the cost of compliance and potential staffing impacts; amending or developing new franchise agreements with SB 1383 program and reporting provisions; amending or developing new ordinances to align with SB 1383 requirements; and, developing funding strategies. To inquire about HF&H’s SB 1383 services and how we might assist your jurisdiction, please contact us: https://hfh-consultants.com/contact/