In San Francisco, you must segregate your trash. This kind of trash in here. That kind of trash over there.
We can’t have mixed trash, can we? Of course not.
So, if you live in SF, you segregate or pay $500.
That was the decision of the Board of Supervisors.
I mean, if you’re supposed to supervise, you need things to supervise. And mixed trash is surely a candidate.
Why is this necessary? To reduce greenhouse gasses.
That’s what they said. To avoid greenhouse gasses.
There will be no more new landfills in 2020. There will be no more incinerators.
The New Gasless World Order will be in force in San Francisco.
There are three color-coded bins for waste. Black for trash, green for compost, and blue for recycling.
It is not clear what color-blind people will do. Maybe apply for handicap status. Maybe apply for help for the color-impaired. Maybe the city will start a special program.
Numbers! That’s it! A specialist in color-coding can be sent to paint numbers on the sides of cans. By the numbers!
Initially, fines are capped at $100. But serial non-segregators will face $500 fines.
It is no clear if this is $500 per bin or $500 total. This will be cleared up by the courts, I suppose.