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.

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