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San Francisco Reports 80 Percent Waste Diversion Rate

The city of San Francisco is diverting 80 percent of all its waste away from landfills, Mayor Ed Lee announced Friday.

10/05/2012

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San Francisco Composting Program Marks Million-Ton Milestone

Recycling has reached a milestone in San Francisco with the amount of food scraps collected through an urban compost program reaching one million tons.

11/22/2011

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About The Bay: SF Composting Law Keeps Leftover Food From Needy

San Francisco’s composting program appears to be taking food out of the mouths of the city’s hungry.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/16/2011

Green compostable collection bin, San Francisco (AP)

ConsumerWatch: Green Utensils Ending Up In Landfills

Utensils that are marketed as compostable or good for the environment are not living up to expectations, according to an environmental group.

KPIX 5–05/03/2011

Green compostable collection bin, San Francisco (AP)

San Francisco Compost Giveaway Draws Thousands

Recology and San Francisco’s Recreation and Parks Department teamed up once more as thousands lined up for a free compost giveaway on Saturday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/16/2011

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Good Question: Why Do Compost Piles Heat Up?

Not all piles of rotting food are disgusting. In fact, some are actually cooking up something special. Keith Mattison of Pinole asked this Good Question: Why do compost piles heat up?

KPIX 5–02/17/2011

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San Mateo RethinkWaste Customers Get New Recycling System

After years of planning and preparing, residents of the RethinkWaste service area of San Mateo County are getting a new system for recycling, composting and garbage collection on Monday.

CBS San Francisco–12/31/2010

Green compostable collection bin, San Francisco (AP)

San Francisco Surpasses Compost Goal

San Francisco composts more than any other city in the country, with residents tallying a 200 percent one year jump in composting.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–12/09/2010

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

San Francisco Credits New Law With Increase In Composting

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.

CBS San Francisco–11/28/2010