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Dirty little secrets about San Francisco garbage—a Chronicle double dose

Thursday, April 4, 2013

There’s a Chronicle Watch piece today that reveals, yes, Virginia, it’s true, the signs on those public recycle bins all over town may say so, but San Francisco doesn’t recycle the stuff put in them. It’s too dangerous (lots of med waste, junkies’ needles, etc.) and not cost-effective, says Recology, the company that collects the city’s public garbage. And then there’s a C. W. Nevius column that brings it home: All those homeless people rummaging from residential and other recycle bins (apparently not too dangerous for them) are selling the stuff on the cheap to middlemen who make a handsome profit on the backs of the desperate. Nevius calls it a . . . “crime syndicate.”
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