A man was robbed of a bag of recyclables and beaten with a metal bar in the Mid-Market district on Sunday, police said.The victim, a 29-year-old San Francisco resident, reportedly knew his attacker and is so afraid of him that he refused to identify him to police, spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said Monday.At about 5:10 p.m., Esparza said, officers responded to the 100 block of Hyde Street on a report that a man’s face was bleeding profusely. Read More
After 40 years of offering recycling services to the communities surrounding Golden Gate Park, the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council’s recycling center and plant nursery officially closed Sunday.
The site is expected to become a community garden, which has been a goal of the Recreation and Park Department for nearly 10 years. Read More
Scavengers who illegally collect bottles and cans from recycling bins in San Francisco are being blamed for recent window-smashing burglaries at the Civic Center Community Benefit District offices on Van Ness Avenue.
Jim Haas, a board member for the district, a nonprofit tasked with making the area safer and cleaner, believes the break-ins are payback for his organization’s recent efforts to crack down on the seedy recycling trade and the mess it leaves behind. Read More
The eviction of the recycling center in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood is on hold for now as a suitable alternative for the nonprofit is worked out.
But Recreation and Park Department officials say that despite ongoing conversations about relocating the 20-year-old facility, known as the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council recycling center, things are “moving forward” with an eviction to make way for community gardens. Read More
Alameda actress and environmentalist Jessica Robinson — who made the short film “Recycle Woman” — recently joined Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps in hopes of expanding her knowledge of climate change. Read More
It was one small step for the compost truck and one big step for San Francisco on Tuesday as The City’s green-waste collection company hauled away its millionth ton of biodegradable waste. Read More
When it comes to saving the planet, convenience is everything.
Rethink Waste’s recycling plant in San Carlos, which reopened in January, now uses high-tech machinery to separate paper, glass and metal so customers can toss materials into a single bin. Read More
The HANC recycling center that is still operating in Golden Gate Park despite Rec and Park’s notice of eviction effective April 1 could relocate to near Pier 96, neighboring Recology’s facility.
Apparently Mayor Ed Lee offered them a lot near the eastern waterfront as an alternative to the Kezar Stadium lot that they are being forced out of to make way for a community garden, according to HANC’s Executive Editor Ed Dunn.
Recology also has its recycling center in that area. Read More
In a city that is green enough to have mandatory composing laws it may come as no surprise that even recycling gets its own Facebook page. Read More
Amy Norris, the spokeswoman for the state’s CalRecycle, wants to help you reduce waste this holiday season.How can people reduce waste during the holidays? You can start by reducing the amount of wrapping paper you use.How can someone reduce the amount of paper they need? Don’t buy new paper until you need to. Or another great idea, the U.S. Geological survey gave out old maps that you can use. Read More