Newsom talks trash in Sacramento Bee

There was plenty of trash talk in the Sacramento Bee on Sunday – and our own Mayor Gavin Newsom led the discussions.

Proud of ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of garbage that San Francisco ships to landfills, the mayor co-authored an opinion piece in the Sacramento newspaper today promoting non-wasteful ways.

The piece seemingly attempts to convince the state’s capital to join the effort.

In October, a first-in-the-nation composting law took effect in San Francisco that promises fines for residents and businesses that fail to throw recyclable or compostable material into a black trash bin.

Soon after the law took effect, waste handling company Recology touted a 25-percent increase in The City’s compost shipments.

Instead of packing into landfills, the compost is sold to local vineyards and farms.

“We replenish depleted soil with the nutrients and carbon that healthy plants desperately need,” according to Newsom’s opinion piece.

Bay Area NewsUnder the Dome

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Gov. Gavin Newsom gave an update on COVID-19 cases on Thursday Nov. 3, 2020. (Examiner screenshot)
Newsom announces statewide stay-at-home order tied to availability of hospital beds

Order will take effect in Bay Area when intensive care unit capacity falls below 15 percent

Photo by Abalone Runner/ <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74406455" target="_blank">CC BY-SA 4.0</a>
Former Newsom spokesman Nathan Ballard facing domestic violence, child abuse charges

Prominent Bay Area political strategist Nathan Ballard is facing domestic violence and… Continue reading

Construction crews work on new red bus rapid transit lanes on Van Ness Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
SFMTA board scrutinizes Van Ness BRT spending

Proposed contract modification would allocate $2.6 million for pedestrian monitors

Mayor London Breed said “I need to hold myself to a higher standard” in response to criticism of a recent meal at a Napa Valley restaurant. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Breed calls criticism for French Laundry trip ‘fair’

Mayor said she regrets that actions ‘distracted’ from public health message as COVID-19 cases rise

City Administrator Naomi Kelly said Wednesday that the allegations against her husband were “based on the word of a liar.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City Administrator Naomi Kelly takes leave after feds charge husband

High-ranking official under scrutiny over 2016 China trip

Most Read