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Here in San Francisco, recycling (and composting) has become the norm. There are a number of things in place to make that happen. Something that makes recycling second-nature is the availability of dedicated recycling (and composting) bins outside th

Here in San Francisco, recycling (and composting) has become the norm. There are a number of things in place to make that happen. Something that makes recycling second-nature is the availability of dedicated recycling (and composting) bins outside th

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Hutch commented on Address "last mile" of at-home recycling

Hi Sarah - Used cat litter for one. We also still have some types of plastic that don't recycle. Batteries. Styrofoam. San Francisco has a goal of "zero waste" by 2020, needs to address those items to get there. The SF city ordinance banning plastic bags at grocery stores was a step in that direction.

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Hutch commented on Address "last mile" of at-home recycling

Jesse - I understand exactly what you mean in the pride of the empty black trash can. I feel the same. I seriously could go every 3 weeks with putting the black trash can out for trash can. Our blue recycling bin gets the most action. In my pic, you can see we moved to the larger size for recycling.

Your point about how much harder it becomes without the programmatic elements (in NYC) is good to know. That's my hunch of how hard it can be otherwise.