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SB 1383 Model Tools Now Available

October 15, 2020

SB 1383 Model Implementation Tools Now Available!

Over the past year, HF&H has supported CalRecycle with creating four Model SB 1383 Implementation Tools, including: a Model Franchise Agreement, Mandatory Organics Disposal Reduction Ordinance, Recovered Organic Waste Product Procurement Policy, and Edible Food Recovery Agreement. These customizable documents provide tools to support jurisdictions and other regulated entities with successful implementation of programs and policies to meet SB 1383 goals.

These highly anticipated tools are now available on CalRecycle’s website here. The tools are in draft form until the State Office of Administrative Law (OAL) gives final approval on the SB 1383 Regulations; however, they are available for public use. Thank you to Debra Kaufman Consulting and Diversion Strategies who assisted HF&H in creating some of the model tools, as well as the Advisory Group of industry experts that provided feedback throughout the process.

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.
Webinar Schedule:

  • Overview of the Model Tools – Monday, October 26 from 10:00-11:30 AM
  • Model Franchise Agreement – Tuesday, October 27 from 10:00-11:30 AM
  • Model Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance – Tuesday, October 27 from 1:00-2:30 PM
  • Model Procurement Policy – Wednesday, October 28 from 10:00-11:30 AM
  • Model Edible Food Recovery Agreement – Wednesday, October 28 from 1:00-2:30 PM

CalRecycle will release more detailed information on the webinars on their website soon. We hope you will join us to learn more and get started using these foundational tools to prepare for SB 1383 implementation, which is just 15 months away (January 1, 2022 is just around the corner!)

As part of this project, HF&H also researched and developed eight SB 1383 case studies for CalRecycle that 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.

Further information:

SB 1383 Model Tools and Case Studies: https://calrecycle.ca.gov/organics/slcp/education

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

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


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 model implementation tools and case studies gives us a unique insight into the regulations and their real world application.  For over seventy-five (75) 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 provisions; amending or developing new ordinances to align with SB 1383 requirements; and, developing funding strategies. This diverse experience ensures that your organization will receive an unparalleled menu of compliance pathways and a nuanced understanding of the downstream effects of each decision. For questions about customization of the SB 1383 Model Tools or to inquire about the HF&H’s SB 1383 services and how we might assist your jurisdiction, please contact us: https://hfh-consultants.com/contact/