Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance
California State law, SB 1383, aims to keep food and other compostable materials ("organics") out of landfills to reduce emissions that contribute to climate change. In Alameda County, the law is implemented and enforced under the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance. Read More
Under the law, businesses, nonprofits, institutions, schools, and multi-family properties must comply with the following rules. Rules for residents are slightly different.
4. DONATE SURPLUS FOOD
In addition, some businesses such as grocery stores, food distributors, and large restaurants must recover and donate their surplus edible food. Learn more about food donation requirements.
To file a complaint for a violation of this law, click here.