Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance

COMMUNITY BUSINESS MEETING

OCTOBER 27, 2021 | 3:00 PM | VIRTUAL MEETING ON ZOOM

Community members can join the meeting using the following link: bit.ly/BusinessCommunityZoom Meeting passcode: 169011 or by dialing (669)900-9128 and entering the meeting ID:881 0413 2717#.

The City of Gilroy in partnership with the City of Morgan Hill invite you to attend a virtual meeting for the business community to present one new ordinance and one new resolution being proposed within each City, as required by the State of California. A brief description of the ordinance and resolution can be found below. Additionally, the draft ordinances and related materials can be viewed in advance of the meeting by clicking on the following links:

Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance

Overview of Ordinances [English] - PowerPoint Presentation [coming soon]

Over of Ordinances [Spanish] - PowerPoint Presentation [coming soon] 

Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance

This ordinance enforces SB 1383 which requires residents and businesses to separate their organic wastes from the trash and participate in organic waste recycling programs. It also requires many restaurants and institutions to participate in edible food rescue programs. This ordinance, required by state law, will affect how residents and businesses manage organic wastes. 

Refuse and Recycling Enclosure Resolution

This resolution, required by state law, updates development standards for new and existing refuse and recycling enclosures and includes temporary compliance standards to meet the new Organic Waste Disposal requirements.


Questions? Contact Tanya Carothers at tanya.carothers@cityofgilroy.org.