EHDD Tours the San Francisco Dump

A small group of folks from the office attended a fantastic tour of the San Francisco dump in late May. We toured the recycling and transfer stations as well as the artist in residence studio and learned a ton about what it takes to deal with the city’s trash.

• San Francisco is almost at its 2010 goal of 75% waste diversion. The composting program has been a huge part of this success.

• Don’t put plastic bags in the blue bins! The huge conveyor belts that move trash past the sorters jam daily due to plastic bags in the recycling stream and cause costly delays.

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– Janika McFeeley, LEED AP BD + C