The west coast city sends refuse from local restaurants to Northern California farms to use in fertilization.

Today, Recology San Francisco collected it’s 1 millionth ton of food scraps for composting.

Since the pilot program launched in the mid 1990s, the program has grown in popularity and acceptance. It was in 2009, however, that participation in the program became a requirement. Following San Francisco’s example, over 90 cities across the world have created similar laws, says the San Francisco Chronicle. Recology

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