Friday, August 01, 2008

S.F. To Get Tough On Trash

Looks like San Francisco is going to get even tougher on those who don't recycle "properly" with the Mayor proposing fines for people who don't separate their trash right. Funny, I thought they already did that.

What's interesting is that after all the fuss over those plastic shopping bags as of late, the table at the bottom of that story shows what is supposed to be put in the three garbage cans they use in S.F. Plastic bags are supposed to be put in with the trash, not recycled. Is that a mistake, or are they serious?


At 7:46 AM, Blogger Carol said...

On the surface this seems to be a bit of an extreme approach. What worries me, is that there will even be more inappropriate dumping of waste. Mandatory composting in cities? That would be really interesting to try in an apartment and no place to garden.

At 8:59 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Some places have community compost piles. I remember watching some tv, it might have been Victory Garden, where they did a piece on some big composting effort. It was in Washington, maybe Seattle. All the city's excess vegetation and food was taken and dumped in the place. They'd use backhoes or bulldozers to turn the pile(s). I forget if they sold or gave away the finished stuff.


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