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San Francisco Credits New Law With Increase In Composting

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Trash bins are in front of homes in the Sunset district of San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Trash bins are in front of homes in the Sunset district of San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials are crediting the city’s year-old composting law for a big increase in the number of apartment buildings with composting bins.

The San Francisco Chronicle says 70 percent of the apartment buildings in San Francisco now provide composting bins, compared to 20 percent at this time last year.

Mark Westlund, a spokesman for the city’s Department of the Environment, told the newspaper that apartment managers have been “very cooperative” since the law was passed.

Landlords and apartment managers, as well as commercial buildings and restaurants, without the green composting bins can be reported on the department’s Web site.

Officials say citywide 600 tons of composted material is collected every day, compared to 300 tons a year ago.

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