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Got trash? City educating San Franciscans to sort through it all

By Jamie Goldberg, Mission Local

When Rami Husary finishes a meal, he collects the trash and scrapes food from the table. Then, opening the trash bin at his parents’ home, he dumps all the waste in together.

“We don’t do compost,” said Husary. “It stinks.”

Well, he’s breaking the law.

Championed by Gavin Newsom and implemented in October 2009, the Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance requires San Francisco residents and commercial businesses to sort their waste into recyclables, compostables and trash. If they don’t, they could be fined.

Read the complete story at Mission Local.