What is Senate Bill 1383?
Senate Bill 1383 (SB1383) is a law enacted by the State of California that requires all residents to divert organic materials (including: food waste, yard waste and soiled paper products) from the landfill.
How does this change my service?
To comply with the law, Recology and the City of Dixon expanded your services to include organics/food waste collection, which includes new vehicles and drivers to collect the material. This resulted in an 18% rate increase for all customers.
In addition, all customers must have recycling services to comply with the law. Customers who had previously opted out of recycling service will now receive blue recycling carts.
How can I reduce my new bill?
- Senior Service Option, which entails a 20% discount on monthly bills for customers 62 years and older or disabled, effective October 1, 2022.
- 32-Gallon Solid Waste Carts, which allows customers to reduce their overall bill by subscribing to less landfill service.
- Free Landfill Passes: Starting January 1, 2023, residential customers will receive a free landfill pass each year, allowing them to dispose of up to 1,000 pounds of material at no charge.