Senate Bill (SB) 1335 (Allen, Chapter 610, Statutes of 2018) was signed into law by Governor Brown. This law prohibits foodservice facilities located in a state-owned facility, operating on or acting as a concessionaire on state-owned property, or under contract to provide food service to a state agency from dispensing prepared food using food service packaging unless it is reusable, recyclable, or compostable. SB 1335 is codified in Public Resources Code sections 42370–42370.7.
CalRecycle must adopt regulations by January 1, 2021 that clarify terms, specify criteria, and outline a process for determining the types of food service packaging that are reusable, recyclable, or compostable. CalRecycle will publish a list of approved food service packaging types on its website by March 2021 (within 90 days of the regulations being adopted).
CalRecycle will develop the regulations in consultation with the Department of General Services, the Department of Rehabilitation, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Ocean Protection Council, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, and other interested agencies and stakeholders.
CalRecycle held two informal workshops in April and June 2019. The documents related to those workshops can be found below. CalRecycle will be engaging in more public workshops as part of the formal rulemaking process. The workshops will be noticed here as well as on our main events page. Please sign up for the SB 1335 listserv to receive notices regarding workshops and other important information related to the regulation development process.
For more information on the regulatory process, please visit the Office of Administrative Law.
Current Status and Documents
Formal rulemaking process will begin in fall 2019.
June 2019: Informal Workshop
The workshop recording is also available as a streamable version through GoToWebinar at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/4523651820200121869
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April 2019: Informal Workshop