Going One Step Further

Recycling Compost and Trash Bin

Most of us have seen recycling bins next to trash cans in public places. Recycling isn't quite universal yet, but it has become common enough that many of us expect it. I will often carry plastic or aluminum home if I can't find a recycling bin nearby. But, this is the first time I've seen a compost bin in a public place.

On a recent trip to the Bay Area I was pleasantly surprised to see combined recycling, compost and trash bins at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, CA. This is one more example of how people in the Bay Area have long been pioneers in environmental awareness and sustainable living. I think it's a great idea that many other cities and businesses could adopt as a way to reduce their landfill costs and carbon footprint.

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Composting in the High Desert

Santa Fe Weekly Recycling Pickup