San Francisco Plan To Inspect Residents' Garbage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco residents could be fined and
lose their garbage service if they don't sort their trash properly under a proposal by Mayor Gavin Newsom.

The plan would direct city garbage collectors to inspect residents trash to make sure various types of waste are placed in correct bins for recycling, composting and trash.

The proposed legislation by the city's Department of the Environment would be the nation's first mandatory recycling and composting law.

It's aimed at limiting the amount of food and foliage that goes into the city-contracted landfill in Alameda County and help San Francisco achieve its goal of zero waste by 2020.

Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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