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Resources & Help

Need help setting up or improving your workplace’s recycling program to comply SB 1383 and the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance? Check out these free videos, workbooks, guides, signs and other useful materials.

Information about the requirements can be found at You can also contact the Ordinance Helpline at (510) 891-6575 (leave message for call back), ask a question with our online form, or email for more information.

For translated ordinance information and resources in Spanish (Español), Chinese (中文), Korean (한국인), and Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) visit


Free hands-on help at your site

Our knowledgeable field team is available to come to your site to help you select and place containers, provide signage, and train employees to sort properly. These representatives are separate from enforcement staff.

Request free virtual or on-site assistance

Overview of the rules

This 1-page handout provides an overview of the requirements for businesses and multifamily properties under California law SB 1383.

View or Download the Handout

Ordering collection service

Need to order recycling and/or organics service, or make adjustments to current services?

Food recovery resources

Food generating businesses need to recover edible food and donate it to feed people. For resources and information on setting up a food recovery program, visit our food recovery and donation page.

Free stickers for indoor bins

Free stickers are available to label indoor bins. Order two stickers for each bin so you can label two sides, in case bins get turned around.

Order free stickers for your indoor bins

Pre-made wall signs

Signs posted at eye level above each bin help staff and customers place materials in the correct containers.

Download and print pre-made wall signs

Customized wall signs

The more closely your signs reflect the materials actually generated at your site, the easier it will be for staff and customers to sort correctly.

Quick guide to setting-up indoor bins

Use this step-by-step guide and worksheet to help determine the indoor recycling, organics, and garbage containers and signs needed to set your site up for success.

Free indoor green bins

Your site may qualify for free indoor green bins for the collection of organics. A variety of containers and lids are available from our partner vendors—up to $500 per approved site including tax and delivery.

Ordering indoor bins

Many janitorial supply companies offer indoor bins. Check with your supplier for equipment that matches your needs. You can also order a wide range of containers and lids from our partner vendors for the free green bin program (above):

Or, view a list of additional bin vendors.

How-to videos

These videos provide an overview of steps for setting up indoor recycling and organics bins, and how to sort properly to comply with the law.

Webinar recordings for businesses

Customized instructions for staff

Help your employees and custodians use the right bags and transfer materials correctly from indoor to outdoor bins with customized instructions, for use as a poster or handout.

Sample lease language for property rentals (commercial and residential) 

Landlords and managers/owners of commercial, multifamily, and single-family residential properties can include this sample template language in their leases to get written commitment from tenants to comply with the sorting requirements of SB 1383 / the Organics Reduction & Recycling Ordinance.


Staff and resident memo templates & residential flyers

Support your efforts to educate staff, custodians, and multifamily residents about the new program with templates and flyers that can be emailed, distributed in hard copy, or posted in a high traffic area. The templates are easy to modify.

Waiver and Certification of Recycling Service applications

The law requires that all accounts subscribe to compost and recycling collection service, unless they have an approved waiver or an approved alternative service.