Experts from Recology and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment recently spoke with local hosts about energy, water, and waste efficiency. During the open question-and-answer session, hosts asked Joanne Wu from Recology and Kevin Kumataka from SF Environment about how they can minimize their waste and carbon footprints, as well as communicate San Francisco’s regulations with out-of-town travelers.
Addressing the changes in Recology’s recycling program and the city’s goals for the 0-50-100-Roots Initiative, Wu and Kumataka gave actionable steps residents can take to contribute to a greener city. Check out these resources to help residents reach this greener goal below!
Landfill, Compost, and Recycling
- Questions about what’s recyclable? Visit https://sfrecycles.org/
- Create and customize signage for your recycling, composting and landfill bins.
- SF Environment’s Tips for Healthy Homes
- Free Energy and Water Audits of your home
- Energy Watch – Owners in a multifamily building, or tenants with their own PG&E bills can contact Energy Watch at (415) 355-3769 or [email protected] for a free energy audit of your lighting fixtures.
- Water-Wise Evaluation – SF’s Public Utility Commission offers a free water audit. Contact them today at the (415) 551-4730.
- Frequent certified Local Green Businesses, ranging from dry cleaners to restaurants.
- Create your own ‘Green’ welcome packet with information including how to compost, take public transportation, and shop at SF Green Businesses.
Thank you to Joanne Wu, Recology, Kevin Kumataka, and San Francisco’s Department of the Environment for their time and resources!