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San Diego Adds Styrofoam Foodservice Containers, Cups to Curbside Recycling

The change will go into effect on July 1 and is part of the city’s zero waste plan.

The City of San Diego is adding polystyrene foodservice containers and cups to its curbside recycling program offered within city limits. The change will go into effect on July 1 and is part of the city’s zero waste plan.

In addition to Styrofoam, residents can also continue to recycle cardboard, paper, newspapers, metal containers, plastic and glass bottles and more.

NBC 7 San Diego has more details:

The City of San Diego is expanding its curbside recycling program within city limits, adding polystyrene food service containers to the lineup. 

“By expanding what we’re able to recycle, we’re moving in the right direction as we try to reduce, reuse and recycle as much of the trash we collect every day as we can,” said Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer said in a statement.

The additional materials - usually referred to as Styrofoam - includes cups and food containers. The change is effective July 1, 2017. 

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