Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance

A new organic waste disposal reduction ordinance is being proposed within the City of Gilroy, as required by the State of California. A brief description of the ordinance can be found below. Additionally, the draft ordinance and related materials can be viewed by clicking on the following links.

This ordinance will be going to before Gilroy City Council in November and December for consideration for adoption.

Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance

Overview of Ordinances [English] - PowerPoint Presentation

Over of Ordinances [Spanish] - PowerPoint Presentation 

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. 

Community Business Meeting

On October 27, 2021, the cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill held a Community Business Meeting to present the proposed ordinance and answer any questions. A recording of the meeting can be viewed online below.

For any additional questions regarding the draft ordinance, please contact Tanya Carothers at