Edible Food Recovery Program
One aspect of SB 1383 requires certain business that are defined as either "Tier 1" or "Tier 2" edible food generators to recover edible food. (See below for a description of the types of businesses that fall under the Tier 1 and Tier 2 categories and when they are required to start recovering edible food.) The regulations require these major food generators to implement new or expanded programs to rescue food and keep organic material out of landfills. The Tuolumne County Solid Waste department supports expanded Food Rescue!
Contact the organization below if you have food to donate, are interested in food distribution, or wish to volunteer.
Amador Tuolumne Community Action Agency
427 CA-49 #302, Sonora, Ca 95370
Foods accepted include :
Non- Perishable Foods (e.g., canned, boxed, or packaged foods)
Perishable Foods (dry foods, refrigerated foods, frozen foods)
Tier 1 Edible Food Generators
These entities are required to recover the maximum amount of edible food (that would otherwise be disposed of) starting January 1, 2022.
Tier 2 Edible Food Generators
These entities are required to recover the maximum amount of edible food (that would otherwise be disposed of) starting January 1, 2024.