San Francisco Composting Law Countdown

San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco's composting/recycling law is still a full six weeks away from taking effect, but it's already working like a charm...

According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, the city's Department of the Environment is handing out 130 composting bins a day (up from 5 to 10 a few months ago) and 480 tons of composted material is coming out of the city everyday (up 15% over the last few months).

The Department is also sending people to apartment buildings to teach residents how to correctly separate their trash from their recyclables from their compostables.

It's a pretty optimistic article. We're wondering: If this program ends up being as successful as it seems like it might, how many other big city mayors will jump on the composting-law bandwagon?

Image: Brant Ward / The Chronicle