Celebrating San Francisco's Recycling Program

I just finished traveling through. Oregon, Idaho, and Colorado. I am so glad to come back to a place with City Composting and comprehensive Mixed Recycling.

In Colorado and Idaho they only had trash: bottles and everything into the trash. Oregon was a bit better with some recycling but no composting.

You don't realize how lucky we are to have these systems in place. I am so happy I don't have to throw away food waste and glass.

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Plastic bag curbside recycling in San Francisco???

I recently moved to San Francisco, and I am confused about the curbside plastic bag recycling. Any clarification about this issue? Thanks!!

I rarely use plastic bags, to begin with, but I still want to get rid of them properly. I don't have a car and the store drop-off locations are not easily accessible so if there is the curbside option, I'd prefer to do that but my priority is doing it right. When I look it up, I keep finding opposing information:

Information saying that you can recycle curbside

The instructions on the blue bin of my building say "Collect all clean plastic bags and wrap inside one bag", suggesting I can recycle plastic bags at the curbside and I always see my neighbors putting plastic bags along with other things.

Furthermore, checking https://www.sfrecycles.org/, plastic bags that are bundled and tied together seem recyclable.

(This is what the instructions looks like : https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_posters_85x11_vertical_2021.pdf)

Information saying that you CANNOT recycle curbside

However, I have also found this post from Recology along with others that says they stopped recycling plastic bags at the curbside program:

https://www.recology.com/faq/plastic-bags/

https://ssfs.recyclist.co/what-to-do/plastic_bags/?embeddedguide=true

Even from the same resource, https://sfenvironment.org, it is possible to find information that says otherwise:

https://sfenvironment.org/sites/default/files/fliers/files/sfe_zw_doublesidedflyers_w_textlistsonback_print.pdf

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3-Alarm Fire Burns 2 Buildings at West Oakland Recycling Center – CBS San Francisco sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com…
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Mcdonald's in san francisco, charged $0.25 for the standard brown paper bag, and $0.25 for the CARDBOARD straw!!! This isn't standard is it?
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San Francisco to launch pilot program to make it easier to recycle bottles and cans kron4.com/news/bay-area/s…
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San Francisco recycling company aims to tackle 1/3 of Korea’s plastic waste "Brightmark partners with SK to reuse 93% of plastic waste piling up in Korea amid pandemic" " koreaherald.com/view.php?…
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So I put some cardboard in my recycling bin and the lid was open a little bit, I opened my door to this lovely letter.
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Recycling electronics in San Francisco during coronavirus shutdowns?

Trying to recycle a few old cell phones, old laptop, potentially a 40" flat screen TV. Need to get rid of this stuff by end of next week, and I would usually go to Best But but Best Buy has suspended their recycling.

Any tips? Maybe Goodwill?

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Pueblo has *free* drop off recycling for flattened cardboard, glass, plastic, and paper. Open Thursday - Sunday pueblo.us/2255/Pueblo-Rec…
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We have a ton of cardboard boxes & packing paper from a move. Went to the Republic Services recycling center and it doesn’t look like it’s setup for this type of thing - any advice for how to dispose responsibly?
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Well done Amazon. Been looking for my "delivered" packages for the past few days. Check my orders, they were delivered to my cardboard recycling bin... which was collected 2 days ago! 🀦
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Pendant thing I got for free on a tour on a trip in San Francisco, said it for a festival and they recycled cans by making these. reddit.com/gallery/sk2z7v
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Cardboard Recycling/Solid Waste Pickup

Hi all! I’m in South County and have a large number of moving boxes (more than will fill my blue bin, even if broken down). Based on nothing specific, I feel like I might be able to put these out on the curb for collection with my bin and trash, if they’re bundled with twine. Anyone know what the reality is?

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What to do with excess cardboard and Styrofoam recycling? New to San Diego. imgur.com/cMEuHbr
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TIL that in San Francisco, the city charges you by volume for garbage pickup, though compost and recycling are free. As a result, people recycle and compost almost *everything*. You need a permit to throw furniture out (twice per year, max).

Okay, I've actually known this for years. To make up for it, here are citations:


Edit: While we're at it, it doesn't look like Germany charges anywhere near $4 / kilo for trash service.

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what is more environmentally friendly? Recycling or composting cardboard? /r/recycling/comments/tes…
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what is more environmentally friendly? Recycling or composting cardboard?

I live in a suburb of a major city. We have a recycling program here. What js better? Recycling my cardboard boxes (cereal boxes, delivery boxes) or shredding them for my compost? My understanding is that recycling allows for reuse, but composting happens right in my backyard so there's less cost to transporting the materials etc.

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Cardboard Recycling

Hey! Recently moved to Halifax, searched online for a cardboard recycling spot as I’ve got a lot of cardboard boxes from the move. Can’t find any place online closer than Kentville. Does anyone know of a spot closer to Halifax for cardboard recycling?

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Found these 2 sealed lead acid batteries in a paper, cardboard recycling dumpster. Found the Fluke multi-meter little over a month ago in a different dumpster. All the Fluke needed was new batteries. imgur.com/a/VYySV6O
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Has anyone ever started a cardboard recycling operation?

Backstory:

I live in the Coachella Valley, CA. There is literally nowhere to recycle cardboard here. The local waste management company dedicates about 15% of the space inside the refuse transfer station to pile up cardboard and recyclables.

This trash goes to the county landfill and I'm not sure if the recycling section goes there too. The Burtec in my area is tight when giving raises, or maintaining it's equipment so i doubt they invest in managing recyclables any more than they have to once this trash leaves the transfer station. I'm hopeful, but wary.

Every time we take cardboard to the refuse station we must dump this material mixed with the trash section. This kills me a bit every single time I do it.

Question:

Do you have any suggestions on how to go about establishing a way to better manage the cardboard I collect when I furnish junk removal services?

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Proposed San Francisco Recycling Ordinance Could Saddle Businesses With Steep Fines

>A proposal to force businesses in San Francisco to recycle their trash correctly or face steep fines is up for a vote.
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>Supervisor Ahsha Safai is sponsoring a city ordinance that would force audits on companies that generate large amounts of trash. If they’re found to be sorting trash improperly they could be forced to hire a permanent trash sorter at $40/hour; if they don’t hire a sorter the city could fine them $1,000 per day.
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>β€œWe have a hard enough time finding people to work as it is and to have one person solely dedicated to trash is a financial hardship,” said Sittnick.
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>β€œWe’re saying you need to have someone on site that’s going to dig in deep and focus on sorting the trash in a better way,” said Safai. β€œWhen you reduce the amount you send to the landfill you get a credit on your garbage bill and often that already pays for the sorters themselves.”
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>The Board of Supervisors will vote on the proposed ordinance on Thursday night. If passed, it would take effect in July 2019.

KPX 5

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So I put some cardboard in my recycling bin and the lid was open a little bit, I opened my door to this lovely letter.
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Anyone else frustrated that the recycling service only comes every 2 weeks? I have the biggest yellow bin but trying to fit plastic and cardboard into the same bin now for it to only be emptied fortnightly is annoying....

In other countries I'm pretty confident the bins get emptied far more than every 14 days. With so much plastic and cardboard these days trying to mash it all in even when ripped up or crushed it will eventually overflow.

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For large cardboard boxes like this,do you just put them into the recycling box or do you bundle them up? Does the bin in my pic look okay?
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Found an E than survived the recycling process on the cardboard we use at work
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My wife’s complete refusal to fold cardboard boxes, crush cans or squeeze plastic bottles before putting them in the recycling meaning the bin fills up 80% faster than it would otherwise - guess who empties it!

We have recycling bags with enough air trapped inside to go deep sea diving for a week, the recycling I put in them takes up 20% of the space despite being the same number of items as hers!

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Cardboard Institute of Technology, a San Francisco based art collective
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Recently Listed $1.5 Million Home In San Francisco Just Soggy Cardboard Box Full Of Used Needles babylonbee.com/news/soggy…
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Cardboard recycling

I have a room full of cardboard (moving boxes and appliances/furniture boxes) that I need to get rid of. Putting them slowly every couple of weeks for city recycling pick up will take months. Is there a place in Halifax where they accept this type of material for recycling?

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Someone tried to recycle these in the cardboard bin where I work (recycling facility that handles various materials) but they were not empty. Everything is inside and mint, Mario Kart and Wii Zapper were never even opened.
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DunkinDonuts gives you your food in paper bags which say "Please Recycle This Bag". As the bag is contaminated with food it will ruin paper/cardboard recycling.

Can we somehow get them to remove the misleading corporate greenwashing from their bags?

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What Happens to San Francisco’s Recycling Once It Leaves the Curb? : KQED ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/01…
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Cardboard recycling

Hiya Flagstaff. So we're getting a bunch of new furniture and stuff and got a bunch of cardboard boxes now. Would love to take this to a recycling place. Too much to put in the recycling 90 gallon at the curb and it's too windy to leave out for bulk collection. Where would I be able to take this for recycling purposes? Does the landfill do cardboard recycling?

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Cardboard & Recycling Storage?

Hi, this is kinda a boring post. How do people store their paper recycling and plastic recycling in the house?

Previously we had a closet near the kitchen and we shoved some cardboard boxes in there. Currently doing the same but there's no closet. and it looks kinda gross with the empty cans and bottles next to the shoerack.

Any ideas? Thank you!

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Recycling Cardboard in the Denver Area?

Recently moved from an apartment into a house and have a ton of cardboard boxes that need recycling. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can drop them off as our recycling only comes every other week. Your help is much appreciated.

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Bin men took all the extra cardboard stacked up next to the recycling wheelie bin

I know that the Council website specifically said they would, but I'm still hailing this as success given that on every other collection of the year the most minor infraction is dealt with by a sternly worded sticker and a still full bin with a fortnight until the next opportunity.

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Am I able to put the actual cardboard sleeves into the nespresso recycling bag with the pods?

Just wondering since cardboard is recyclable, but I wouldn’t want to ruin the process of my pods actually getting recycled if it’s an issue!

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Is recycling cardboard better for the environment than composting?

I realize I'm posting on a composting subreddit, so we may have some rose colored glasses here. But I have read that by composting cardboard or paper waste instead of recycling it, its removing material from the recycling loop, which in turn leads to more trees being cut down to create new paper, cardboard, etc... In general, unless we're talking about cardboard that has been soiled by food stains (i.e. a pizza box), is it better for the environment as a whole to recycle cardboard rather than to compost it?

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Is there a limit to how much recycling (cardboard) you can put out for collection?
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Why do the bags say "Please Recycle This Bag" when the bags have food waste on them and will contaminate and ruin any paper/cardboard recycling?

I wrote to corporate and they ignored me.

Also there is no recycling in any store.

Is this just corporate green washing and how can I get it to stop?

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