Monday, August 04, 2008

S.F. mayor proposes fines for unsorted trash

"Garbage collectors would inspect San Francisco residents' trash to make sure pizza crusts aren't mixed in with chip bags or wine bottles under a proposal by Mayor Gavin Newsom.

And if residents or businesses don't separate the coffee grounds from the newspapers, they would face fines of up to $1,000 and eventually could have their garbage service stopped.

The plan to require proper sorting of refuse would be the nation's first mandatory recycling and composting law. It would direct garbage collectors to inspect the trash to make sure it is put into the right blue, black or green bin, according to a draft of the legislation prepared by the city's Department of the Environment."

Have you been to Frisco as of late?

The streets of many a third world nation have fewer destitute people wandering the alleys at night. Less crazy ones, too. By nighttime, the glamor shops lock up tight and half naked bums and hobos break out the cardboard boxes and sleep in their doorways.

But its all good. As long as you sort your trash.

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