Helping Municipalities Reach
Organics Reduction Goals

Greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the decomposition of organic wastes in landfills have been identified as a significant source of emissions contributing to global climate change.

The State of California disposes of approximately 30 million tons of waste in landfills each year, which is considered to be one of the top contributors to the state’s overall GHG emissions. In order to reduce emissions and combat climate change, California passed SB 1383 in 2016, which mandates that municipalities decrease organic waste sent to landfills by 75% and a 20% increase in the diversion of edible food by 2025.

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We specialize in guiding municipalities
through the intricacies of SB 1383.

Our team of experts will collaborate with you to develop a customized plan tailored to your business community’s specific needs, and will ensure that local food banks, waste haulers, solid waste and food facilities align with SB 1383 guidelines. We work with a range of software platforms to document diversions, enabling you to fulfill your reporting obligations.

Areas of Expertise

Business Resiliency and Climate Adaptation

Edible food recovery

Waste reduction

Organics diversion

GHG reductions

Restaurant and Food Facilities

Bilingual Services

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Respected Industry Leader with Strong Partnerships.

We work closely to align food facilities, haulers, food recovery organizations, and municipal staff in the municipalities we assist so that they can quickly meet the mandate and have lasting compliance. CalRecycle has seen our work and recommends us to municipalities that are struggling with this mandate as a cost effective and efficient solution.

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Demonstrated Success in Assisting Municipalities with SB 1383.

We have a proven track record of helping non-compliant municipalities achieve compliance with SB 1383 mandates.

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Bilingual Program Design and Outreach.

Our bilingual outreach team has extensive experience in designing and implementing programs to assist food facilities and train their employees.

“EI’s extensive efforts in SB 1383 outreach, tracking, and reporting has been instrumental in the success of the City of Capitola’s overall compliance. We continue to be impressed by EI staff’s comprehensive knowledge, professionalism, and clear communication with City staff, residences, and businesses to achieve food waste diversion goals.”

City of Capitola