San Francisco Surpasses Compost Goal

SAN FRANCISCO, (KCBS) – San Francisco composts more than any other city in the country, with residents tallying a 200 percent one year jump in composting.

Director of the San Francisco Department of the Environment, Melanie Nutter, said the city has surpassed a 75 percent diversion from landfill goal by 2010.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

“The 77 percent diversion rate is the nation’s highest for any city,” she said.

But Nutter said they have a new goal in mind.

“We’re working towards having zero waste in San Francisco by 2020,” Nutter said. “About a third of what still goes to our landfill is actually compostable.”

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