SF Residents: Nice to Know

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The Soil Will Save Us by Kristin Ohlson emphasizes composting to return carbon where it belongs — in topsoil. Soil, Ohlson writes, is “the foundation of all agricultural life.”

What is the best way to feed soil? Apply compost. Ohlson writes about small farmers who call themselves soil farmers, microbe farmers, and even carbon farmers because they know carbon makes “their soils richer, moister, and darker.” Her book, which bears the subtitle “How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet,” features comments from experts who say this kind of farming can accelerate “removal of carbon from the atmosphere via photosynthesis.”

That’s good stuff we can all support. Start today. Please place all food scraps, plant cuttings, and food-soiled paper in your green bin, and we will turn it into compost that is applied to local farms, orchards, and vineyards.

Debris boxes for larger jobs 

Recology Debris BoxWe offer a full complement of debris boxes and professional pick up and delivery service for all kinds of construction, demolition, and remodeling projects. And we recycle the contents at our construction recycling facility in San Francisco.

For details, go to DebrisBoxRental.com and click on “Order Debris Box” or call 1-888-404-4008.

Recology SF can deliver 2- to 6-cubic yard metal bins to customers doing small construction, remodeling, or clean out projects. Call 1-888-404-4008 and ask about our bin-by-the-day service.

Recology_TrashedSign up for invites to environmental films
Recology continues to offer showings of environmental films for your enlightenment and enjoyment. Last year, Recology and Mayor Ed Lee co-hosted a screening of Trashed, a documentary featuring Jeremy Irons. This year we hosted Growing Cities, a film about urban farming in America, and Waste Land, a feature film which won more than 50 awards internationally.

To be alerted to future screenings, go to RecologySF.com and sign up to receive “email updates.” Look for the picture of the smart phone on the right-hand side of the homepage.


San Francisco residents can schedule a special pickup for large or bulky items at no additional cost, including textiles! Go to RecycleMyJunk.com for program guidelines.

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