Organics Recycling

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American Canyon and Organics Recycling (Compliance with SB1383)

September 1, 2022 - American Canyon Residents & Businesses begin placing organics in green bin for recycling.

August 16, 2022 – Public Hearing for Residential Rate Increase (SB1383)

June 28, 2022 – Prop 218 Public Hearing Notices mailed to all residential solid waste customers and owners within City of American Canyon

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June 7, 2022 – Notice of Intent for rate increase, set Public Hearing for August 16, 2022

November 16, 2021 - Adoption of Ordinance adding Chapter 8.20 Mandatory Municipal Solid Waste, Recycling and Compost Material Disposal Reduction of the American Canyon Municipal Code

November 2, 2021 - City Council Public Hearing

November 1, 2021 - SB1383 Community Meeting

October 12, 2021 - SB1383 Community Meeting

Rate Comparisons

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What is SB 1383?

In September 2016, the State set methane emission reduction targets for California in Senate Bill 1383, intended as a statewide effort to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (like organic waste) in various sectors of California’s economy.

SB 1383 establishes statewide targets to reduce the amount of organic waste disposed of in landfills (50% reduction by 2020 and 75% by 2025). It also sets a goal to rescue at least 20% of currently disposed edible food by 2025 and redirect that food to people in need.

From 2016-2020, the California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) worked to develop regulations to achieve the goals of SB 1383. These new regulations were finalized by CalRecycle in November 2020 and take effect in January 2022.

Find out more on the CalRecycle website.

Flip the Lid Inspections

Over the next few months, “flip-the-lid” audits will be taking place in American Canyon. These audits are a State requirement as outlined in California's recycling law (SB 1383), which requires residents and businesses to place compostable and recyclable materials in the appropriate carts and bins.

During our inspections, we will check the landfill, recycling and organics carts and bins to see whether customers are placing the correct materials into them. You may see American Canyon staff in yellow safety vests conducting these “flip-the-lid” inspections in your neighborhood.

If we note any contamination problems, we’ll let you know and provide educational information to make things clear.