What to do with food waste? Th, Sep 22 at 5pm (Organics Recycling Programs)

SBCAN is hosting a special Roundtable to hear about and discuss California's most significant waste reduction bill, SB 1383.
This bill mandates that all jurisdictions create programs to recover and donate edible food that would otherwise go to waste, and to recycle organic food waste. Many residents in Santa Barbara County have expressed confusion as to where to put their food waste, how to deal with pests, and what is actually happening with their food waste once it is collected.
Join us to hear from Maia Hoffman from the City of Santa Maria and Mackie Forgey from the County of Santa Barbara about these different programs and what you can do to help them be more successful. 

SBCAN Roundtable
Thursday, September 22, 2022
5 - 6:30 PM
Via Zoom - link below



  1. Call to Order Introductions; Agenda Review (5 min.)
  2. City of Santa Maria Programs - Maia Hoffman, Regulator Compliance Specialist with the City of Santa Maria, will present about the City's organics recycling programs and food waste initiatives. (25 min.)
  3. County of Santa Barbara Programs - Mackie Forgey, Program Specialist for the County of Santa Barbara Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division, will present about the programs the County has implemented to comply with SB 1383. (25 min.)
  4. Q/A and Discussion - There will be plenty of time for participants to ask questions and have a robust discussion with Maia and Mackie. (30 min.)
  5. Brief updates from participants. Please let us know if there are items you want to bring up. (2 to 5 min. each)
  6. Our next meetings are to be determined and will be via Zoom.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.