Zero waste at Golden Gate Park

Bring your own cup… and compost

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, 172 Recology volunteers gave a helping hand to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department at Golden Gate Park. Our project volunteers painted two Polo Field tunnels, enriched the soil of 65 rose beds, trimmed, cleared and laid cardboard and mulch along a half-mile-long hedge, and weeded a segment of the Redwood Grove–all before 12 noon!

We topped it off by enjoying each others’ company at the zero waste picnic after the hard work was done.

Recology volunteers had some time to talk about recycling and reuse, and Annika sported her purse, made from recovered plastic. Our blue and green carts were respectively filled to capacity with recyclable and compostable material and we left no trace of residual landfill material behind.

We also donated to Golden Gate Park:

· 40 gallons of recycled paint received at our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility from San Francisco residents

· 2,800 pounds of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) sorted and baled at Recycle Central® @ Pier 96 and collected from San Francisco residents and businesses

· 40 yards of blended compost made at Jepson Prairie Organics from San Francisco food scraps and yard trimmings

Thanks again to our volunteers, who made the zero waste volunteering event at Golden Gate Park a huge success. Together, we continue to Recologize the communities we serve.

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