Protesters Rally Against SF Recycling Center’s Eviction Notice

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A small but determined group of people who support the recycling center near Kezar Stadium in Golden Gate Park staged a rally in front of San Francisco City Hall Tuesday after the center has been served with an eviction notice by the city.

A notice was posted late last month and eviction could occur at any time much to the dismay of about two-dozen people who work or recycle at the HANC Recycling Center. They know the end has come, but still want their voices to be heard.

One man who did not give his name said the center has been providing a good service for a long time and that it was somewhere to take old Christmas trees, phone books and paper.

Others would use the small amount of deposit money from the facility on things like burritos, laundry or on their own gardens.

The site next to Kezar stadium has both a recycling program and a community garden. Both have been told to get out by San Francisco Recreation and Parks which wants to put its own garden there. The protesters said recycling should be a higher priority.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

The sheriff’s department won’t say exactly when the eviction will occur only that the notice has been posted.

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