I have no words to express how utterly stupid this is. Gavin Newsome wants to institute a $1000 fine for San Franciscans who don’t sort their trash correctly. WTF???
Garbage collectors would inspect San Francisco residents’ trash to make sure pizza crusts aren’t mixed in with chip bags or wine bottles under a proposal by Mayor Gavin Newsom.
And if residents or businesses don’t separate the coffee grounds from the newspapers, they would face fines of up to $1,000 and eventually could have their garbage service stopped.
The plan to require proper sorting of refuse would be the nation’s first mandatory recycling and composting law. It would direct garbage collectors to inspect the trash to make sure it is put into the right blue, black or green bin, according to a draft of the legislation prepared by the city’s Department of the Environment.
Imagine your garbage collector coming to your front door.
“Ma’am I can’t collect your garbage because you failed the City of San Francisco’s mandatory garbage inspection. Your banana peels were in with the plastics. I’ll have to write you a ticket.”