Improved Recycling and Waste Services at Dolores Park

Saturday May 7, 2011
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Supervisor Scott Wiener, SF Rec & Park and Recology Launch Improved Recycling and Waste Services at Dolores Park
Program Supports San Francisco’s Goals Towards Zero Waste and Provides Local Jobs While Keeping Park Clean for Visitors

Supervisor Scott Wiener, Dolores Park PSA Manager Eric Anderse, and Recology's Public Affairs and Business Manager Paul Giusti at Dolores Park

SAN FRANCISCO — Supervisor Scott Wiener, SF Recreation and Park Department (RPD), Recology and Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. today kicked off the start of increased waste and recycling services at Dolores Park in San Francisco.  RPD has been dealing with large numbers of visitors to San Francisco’s Dolores Park, especially on holidays and weekends, which has caused an increased amount of liter to be placed in and around park trash bins.

With the help of Supervisor Wiener, RPD, Recology and Mission Neighborhood Centers, an extra park attendant will be added during peak park visitor hours to monitor and empty trash bins that have reach capacity.  The program will add 386 clean up hours at Dolores Park on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through the summer months and ending in September 2011.

The attendant will help with initial sorting of recyclable items from waste products and will be on hand to answer questions from park goers about proper disposal of liter.  Made possible through a grant from Recology—San Francisco’s waste and recycling collection company—the program works with Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. to identify and hire a local resident for the position.

San Francisco currently has a 77% landfill diversion rate, due in large part to the advanced recycling and composting programs implemented in the City. The City encourages residents to help do their part in keeping our parks clean and supporting the City’s goal of zero waste.

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