Oct 21, 2009

Waste and Recycling Laws in San Francisco

Tossing food scraps in your garbage can is a crime — at least in San Francisco.  A brand-new city law requires residents to discard food waste in a separate bin.  It's the first program of its kind in the nation, and so far, it's a mandate San Franciscans seem to relish. In fact, many residents and landlords began implementing the law before it took effect, using their city-provided food recycling bins to separate waste. Full story from NPR's Morning Edidtion here.

2 comments:

Ar said...

Even though you may not be in SF, if you live in Center City, you can have Tim Bennett pick up your food waste for only $10/month. Coffee Grinds, uncooked vegtable waste, plant cuttings, etc. can be picked up once a week and he composts them for the city's gardens. You can sign up on www.bennettcompost.com or call 215-520-2406.

Ar said...

Even though you may not live in SF, if you live in Center City, you can have Tim Bennett pick up your green waste once a week for just $10/month. Coffee grinds, vegtable waste, plant cuttings, etc. will be composted by Tim and kept out of the landfill. You can sign up on www.bennettcompost.com or call him at 215-520-2406.