A pilot program, approved at the state level, may bring recycling centers back to San Francisco.
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) approved the new pilot project for San Francisco last month, called a “bag-drop collection” program, as the state explores new models to boost consumer access to recycling California Redemption Value (CRV) bottles and cans.
To decrease San Francisco’s dependency on the Hetch Hetchy water system, which delivers water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the SF Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and the SF Recreation and Park Department are in the process of switching to “recycled” water for irrigating Golden Gate and Lincoln parks and the Presidio.
Grey Water Will Irrigate Golden Gate Park, Golf Courses By Thomas K. Pendergast To decrease San Francisco’s dependency on the Hetch Hetchy water system, which delivers water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the SF Public Utilities […]
After community groups, certain city supervisors and the mayor’s office almost drove San Francisco’s recycling centers to extinction, California state Sen. Scott Wiener took
action to restore residents’ ability to get their deposit money back.
The removal of recycling centers from the west side of San Francisco has not only made
getting deposit money directly back from recycling containers more difficult, it is also
making life harder for merchants who are now getting fined.