San Francisco vowing to levy fines of up to $1,000 on those unwilling to separate their Kung Pao chicken leftovers from their newspapers.

The Board of Supervisors passed new recycling and mandatory composting
rules on Tuesday in a 9-to-2 vote.

The city already diverts 72 percent
of the 2.1 million tons of waste its residents produce each year away
from landfills and into recycling and composting programs.

The new
ordinance will help the city toward its goal of sending zero waste to
landfills by 2020, said Jared Blumenfeld, director of the city’s
Department of the Environment.

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