SB 1383 Organics Capacity Calculator
SB 1383 requires California counties and each city, regional agency, and special district that provides solid waste collection services within each county, to plan for adequate capacity for recycling organic waste. CalRecycle is providing this optional calculator to assist jurisdictions with this organics recycling planning requirement.
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Each county is responsible for leading this collaborative effort among all cities, regional agencies, and special districts that provide solid waste collection services within the county.
Each jurisdiction is responsible for:
Estimating the amount of all organic waste in tons that will be disposed by organic waste generators.
- For capacity planning purposes, organic waste includes food scraps, landscape and pruning waste, wood, paper products, digestate, and biosolids. Each type of organic material included in the 2014 organic waste disposal baseline and Statewide Waste Characterization Studies (WCS) is included in the calculator below, except for carpet and textiles.
Identifying the amount in tons of existing, new, or expanded organic waste recycling infrastructure capacity,
located both in the county and outside of the county, that is verifiably available to the jurisdiction.
- “Verifiably available” means that each jurisdiction can demonstrate the available capacity through a contract, franchise agreement, or other documentation of existing, new, or expanded capacity at a facility, activity, operation, or property that recovers organic waste. A facility permit alone is not an indication of the amount of capacity available to a jurisdiction and, therefore, does not satisfy this requirement.
- Estimating the amount of new or expanded organic waste recycling facility capacity that is necessary to process the estimated amount of organic waste that will be disposed by organic waste generators.
Each county is responsible for:
- Collecting organic waste recycling capacity information from each of the jurisdictions.
- Identifying any jurisdiction, which includes the county, that does not have enough organic waste recycling capacity.
Submitting an organic waste recycling capacity report to CalRecycle according to the following schedule:
- August 1, 2022: For the period January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2024.
- August 1, 2024: For the period January 1, 2025 - December 31, 2034.
- August 1, 2029: For the period January 1, 2030 - December 31, 2039.
- August 1, 2024: For the period January 1, 2035 - December 31, 2044.
- Informing jurisdictions that have insufficient capacity that they are required to submit an implementation schedule to CalRecycle within 120 days following the date the county submits the report to CalRecycle.
Please note that the calculator contains ToolTips ( ) with definitions, user input instructions, and additional guidance about the origin of predefined or calculated data. Select the ToolTip and a small graphic will appear with more information.
Fields in each step that require an entry to calculate data in related steps are noted with a red asterisk (*).
Please note that this calculator does not save any of the data that are entered.
To save a record of your data please use the "export to excel" button located at the bottom of the calculator after completion.
This webpage has an “idle timer," that is set for 120 minutes, during which the webpage caches temporary data. After this initial 120 minute period, any further period of inactivity exceeding 15 minutes (e.g. not making any changes to records in Step E, or Step F, or Step G during the additional 15 minute timeframe) may result in a loss of all data entries and/or an inconsistent Excel export. Therefore, after this webpage has been open for 120 minutes, users may experience some issues in displaying or exporting data, if not continuously updating information within every 15 minutes, and may choose to refresh the webpage prior to the start of data entry to maximize the initial timeframe available.
Data updated continuously.
Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP): Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions: https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Organics/SLCP/
Technical/Policy Contact: Organic Waste Methane Emissions Reductions SLCP.firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Assistance Contacts: Local Assistance & Market Development https://www2.calrecycle.ca.gov/LGCentral/Contacts/