Donate

San Francisco Trash Collection About to Get More Expensive

| July 30, 2013
  • Share:
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Reddit
  • Email

by Peter Lollo

The average San Franciscan’s trash collection bill will increase from about $28 to $34 a month starting Aug 1. Recology sought the rate hike last year

Adam Alberti, a spokesman for Recology, the city’s waste collection firm, says the new rates are an ironic result of the progress San Francisco has made toward the goal of producing zero waste by 2020. As people use their black trash bins less, he said, waste collection firms must compensate by charging more for recycling and compost.

“Traditionally the garbage industry has placed all of the charges on the black bin,” Alberti said. “When …read more

Source: Newsfix – Environment

Related

Category: Environment

  • Share:
  • Facebook
  • Pinterest
  • Reddit
  • Email

About the Author ()

KQED Science brings you award-winning science and environment coverage from the Bay Area and beyond by the flagship Northern California PBS and NPR affiliate.

Comments are closed.