CMSD Awarded $315,000 Grant for Senate Bill 1383


(Costa Mesa – CA) The Costa Mesa Sanitary District (CMSD) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a substantial grant of $315,000 from California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle), to support the administration of SB 1383.

SB 1383 is a landmark California law aimed at reducing organic waste disposal at landfills. It mandates that local jurisdictions take significant steps to divert organic waste from landfills, thereby mitigating methane emissions, combating climate change, and advancing sustainability efforts statewide.

The grant awarded to CMSD reflects the state’s recognition of the District’s commitment to environmental stewardship and its capacity to effectively implement the provisions of SB 1383. CMSD plans to utilize the funds to start a composting program that includes public workshops and making composting and vermicomposting bins available for District residents. In addition, grant funds will be used to enhance public outreach and education initiatives for local schools, to purchase SB 1383 recordkeeping software, and for consultants to assist the District with program evaluation, SB 1383 compliance, and organic waste reduction outreach and education.

“We are honored to receive this generous grant from CalRecycle,” said CMSD Board President Mike Scheafer. “This funding will enable us to further our mission of environmental sustainability and advance the goals outlined in SB 1383.

We are dedicated to implementing innovative solutions to reduce organic waste and promote a cleaner, healthier environment for our community,” said Scheafer.

CMSD remains committed to collaborating with stakeholders, residents, and state officials to achieve the ambitious targets set by SB 1383. By leveraging this grant from CalRecycle, CMSD aims to meet the state’s expectations for organic waste diversion, contributing to a more sustainable future for the CMSD community and beyond.