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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