California Senate Bill 1383 requires cities and other jurisdictions to divert organic waste from landfills. The law requires that at least 20% of the edible food that is currently being thrown out be redirected to people in need. The remainder of the organic waste stream can either be diverted to composting or anaerobic digestion. The state plans to begin enforcing those requirements this month. Tier one starts this year and will monitor wholesale food vendors, food service providers, food distributors, grocery stores and supermarkets. By 2024 it will include proof of recycling programs by restaurants, hotels, health facilities, large venues and event facilities. Here’s what to expect. More>>