Residents are being asked to compost their holiday leftovers rather than trashing it, as The City strives to meet its goal of diverting 75 percent of waste from the landfill disposal this year – and aiming to get that figure to 100 percent in another decade.
Last year, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the board of supervisors created the toughest recycling law in the nation, mandating both composting and recycling.
Recology, the company that collects both the trash and the compost in San Francisco, has issued a reminder that composting should not go by the wayside in the midst of holiday madness.
“Composting provides a way for people to connect back to the farm,” agronomist Bob Shaffer, a soil expert, said in a statement. “Give us your turkey bones and we will compost them and we will put that compost on a local farm.”
Staff and wire reports