Senate Bill 1383 and Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance
Effective January 1, 2022, a new California state law (SB 1383) went into effect requiring food and compostable materials, including food scraps, food-soiled paper, cardboard, and yard trimmings to be kept out of landfills to prevent the production of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. In Alameda County, the law is implemented under the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance. All commercial development projects must provide adequate enclosure space for garbage, recycling, and compost collection services.
Construction and Demolition Recycling Requirements
The City of Dublin requires all construction and demolition (C&D) projects recycle at least 65% of the waste for remodels or tenant improvements and 75% of the waste for new construction generated on a job site, excluding asphalt and concrete debris, of which 100% must be recycled. Amador Valley Industries (AVI) is the City's exclusive hauler for C&D material. For more information and required forms, visit the construction and demolition webpage.