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File #: ACT 21-076   
Section: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Council Sustainability Committee
Agenda Date: 9/13/2021 Final action:
Subject: Countywide Model Ordinance to Comply with Senate Bill 1383
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Draft ORRO, 3. Attachment III ORRO Opt-In

DATE:      September 13, 2021


TO:           Council Sustainability Committee


FROM:     Director of Public Works




Countywide Model Ordinance to Comply with Senate Bill 1383                                                             



That the Council Sustainability Committee (CSC) reviews and comments on this report, and recommends that Council adopt for Hayward an Opt-in Countywide Model Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance in compliance with Senate Bill (SB) 1383.




SB 1383 is a state law that aims to achieve a statewide reduction in emissions of short-lived climate pollutants by reducing the amount of organic waste disposed.  The law requires that by January 1, 2022, jurisdictions adopt and enforce an ordinance that will implement SB 1383 regulations. To assist member agencies and to create consistent requirements throughout Alameda County, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) adopted a countywide model ordinance that can serve as the enforcement mechanism for Alameda County jurisdictions. The ordinance is titled the Organics Reduction and Recycling Ordinance (ORRO). It was adopted by the ACWMA on July 28, 2021, and supersedes the existing Mandatory Recycling Ordinance (MRO). In order for the ORRO to apply to Hayward, Council must adopt an opt-in ordinance. The ORRO will become effective, and the MRO will be repealed on January 1, 2022.



Attachment I     Staff Report

Attachment II    Draft ORRO

Attachment III   ORRO Opt-In