City of San Diego Expands Curbside Recycling to Add Styrofoam Food Service Containers


The City of San Diego is expanding its curbside recycling program within city limits, adding polystyrene food service containers to the lineup.  “By expanding what we’re able to recycle, we’re moving in the right direction as we try to reduce, reuse and recycle as much of the trash we collect every day as we can,” said Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer said in a statement.

The additional materials – usually referred to as Styrofoam – includes cups and food containers. The change is effective July 1, 2017.

The move is a part of the City’s “Zero Waste” plan. By 2040, the City of San Diego hopes to reuse, instead of throwing away, the City’s trash. Read more at Wast Advantage.