The City of San Diego has a goal of achieving zero waste by 2040 and to help ramp up its recycling efforts, the city has launched a strategic plan, which includes more employee outreach, adding dozens of recycling bins throughout city parks and other strategies for overcoming recycling obstacles.
With these new strategies, the city is confident that its recycling rate will rise to 75 percent by 2020 and 90 percent by 2035.
The San Diego Union-Tribune has more information:
Aiming to help San Diego achieve its goal of shrinking the amount of trash produced locally to zero by 2040, city officials say they must start setting a better example for residents to follow.
Shortly after the city adopted its “zero waste” plan in 2015, a survey showed that only 27 percent of materials from city-owned facilities were being recycled. That’s far short of a citywide goal of 75 percent diversion by 2020.
So San Diego is creating a strategic plan to boost recycling by city departments to at least 50 percent by 2020.