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Edible Food Recovery Program Published 2022-09-27

Edible food recovery is the act of diverting surplus edible food businesses, organizations, or events that otherwise would have been disposed of for consumption by members of our community. If you are a large, food-generating business or organization you have new edible food recovery requirements under SB 1383.

The good news is that West Bay Sanitary District has joined with San Mateo County’s 22 other jurisdictions to create one countywide edible food recovery program to help all affected businesses and organizations meet their new mandatory requirements. This program is managed by the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability and has recovered millions of pounds of food to date.

Visit to learn if your business has new edible food recovery requirements, the countywide program, and resources available to help you comply.