(Peter Lawrence Kane/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Eco pop-up at Dolores Park deemed success for second year running

Attempts to keep busy Dolores Park clean and tidy this summer, while diverting recycling to its correct locations, was announced on Tuesday to be a success by the City’s Recreation and Park Department. On a busy weekend Dolores Park can produce over 7,000 pounds of waste. In response to overflowing trash bins an Eco pop-up was launched in 2015, with staff and volunteers helping park-goers organize their trash and recycling. Beer cans, pizza boxes, tin foil and compost were all separated by hand into different bins from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

In its first year over 68 percent of overall park waste from April to October was diverted to recycling and compost. This year the number was even higher: 81 percent of waste was reported recycled or composted. In light of the program’s success, park-goers can expect the pop-up to return in spring of 2017.

 

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