Recycling, composting proves popular with golf fans

Nearly 90 percent of waste that was collected during a recent international golf tournament in San Francisco is being turned into compost or shipped around the world to be recycled, a waste collection company announced Thursday.

Over six days of President’s Cup practice and competition rounds at Harding Park Golf Course earlier this month, 51 tons of bottles, cans and paper was collected for recycling, according to Recology Inc. spokesman Robert Reed.

Additionally, 42 tons of food scraps and other organic-based material was collected for composting, according to Reed.

By comparison, 11 tons of trash from the tournament was sent to landfill, according to Reed.

“The organizer here was the PGA, which is an out-of-town organization,” Reed said. “It makes that recycling rate even more meaningful that San Francisco could work together with an organization from outside The City and do so much recycling.”
 

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