Stephen Ursery, Editor, Waste Age Magazine

December 1, 2009

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Bay Watch

Recology announced that San Francisco residents and businesses have composted more than 620,000 tons of waste through the city's green-cart recycling program since the program began in 1996. Recology handles recycling and composting for San Francisco. Participation in San Francisco's composting and recycling programs became mandatory this fall.

According to Recology, the city's composting since 1996 has prevented the creation of 137,000 tons of methane gas and put 18,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide back into the soil. “We should never throw peelings, leftovers, coffee grounds, or anything else we can compost in the trash,” said Mike Sangiacomo, CEO of Recology, in a press release. “Instead place all materials that can be composted in a green collection cart; that is a direct and highly effective way to help protect the environment.”

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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