Organics Recycling

Toolkit for Edible Food Recovery for Commercial Generators

To respond to the ongoing climate crisis, California is implementing statewide organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery. Californians throw away 5-6 million tons of food waste every year. SB 1383 requires that businesses donate surplus food instead of throwing it out. Here are tools for commercial food generators to help them comply with the new regulations.

Organics Handbook: SB 1383 Edible Food Recovery Requirements for Commercial Food Generators (PDF) 

Food Donation Guidelines (PDF)

FoodDROP Brochure (PDF)

List of Food Recovery Organizations (PDF)

Model Edible Food Recovery Agreement (Microsoft Word)

Annual Food Recovery Reporting Form (Microsoft Excel)