San Francisco OKs Toughest Recycling Law in U.S.

San Francisco OKs Toughest Recycling Law in U.S.

Stephanie Kinnear
Jun 11, 2009

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to approve a proposal "for the most comprehensive mandatory composting and recycling law in the country." Essentially, if you live in San Francisco, you better learn to separate your recyclables, from your kitchen scraps, from your landfill-bound waste — otherwise you could be looking at some steep fines...

We think mandatory recycling/composting makes good environmental sense, but we're wondering if the enforcement will be problematic?

According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, the fines will be implemented slowly, so that people (especially tenants and owners of multi-family buildings) can get used to composting, etc.

What are your thoughts on mandatory recycling?

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