Great Tips from our South San Francisco Scavengers Company

South San Francisco, CA  July 31, 2020

Please Keep Our Streets, Gutters, Storm Drains, & Bay Clean


With many of us spending more time at home, an increase in household waste is understandable. Efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle are more important than ever. Actions that prevent litter are imperative.


Carts that are overloaded or not kept closed are vulnerable to being knocked over by the wind and hungry animals. Trash in the street ends up in the gutters, our storm drain system, and the San Francisco Bay!



What can you do to prevent litter pollution?

**Reduce waste by purchasing items that are durable, reusable, and recyclable
**Sort waste items into the appropriate cart
**Use drop-off and take-back recycling programs (visit
**Keep cart lids closed
**Store carts in an enclosed area on non-service days
**Subscribe to an appropriate level of garbage service
**Arrange for special garbage or recycling collection when needed
**Contact us for assistance (by phone at 650.589.4020 and by email to





Looking to reduce your plastic use? Check this out!!

Five Easy Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Kitchen

Make your home more eco-friendly right now.

Did you know that the United States is the global leader in food waste? According to the RTS (Recycle Track Systems, an organization aimed at reducing waste) Food Waste In America 2020 Statistics and Facts report, the average American family of four throws out about $1,600 worth of produce per year. That’s equivalent to 219 lbs per person. And that’s just food waste—according to EPA, in 2017, plastic waste was 35.4 million tons in the United States, which results in an estimated 234lb of plastic waste per person per year.





Not sure how many of you we are lucky enough to have open, but if you are, please be sure to provide front-of-house collection bins for organic waste. California Assembly Bill 827 made this mandatory on July 1st! Contact us if you need assistance (650.589.4020 or


A New California Law Requires Restaurants to Provide Food-waste Bins to Customers

California continues trekking towards its goal of diverting 75 percent of solid waste from landfills by 2020, this time tackling the problem of post-consumer food waste in the front of house.

Come next year, restaurants in California will be required to provide a separate bin for customers to throw uneaten food scraps, soiled paper, and other “organic waste,” according to a post from Nation’s Restaurant News. The new law, called AB 827, applies only to limited-service restaurants — that is, restaurants where customers order and pay at the counter and typically bus their own tables after eating.



Home Compost Workshops

From San Mateo County Office of Sustainability

Learn how easy and fun it is to recycle your fruit and vegetable scraps, leaves, and plant cuttings into compost in this free workshop! These workshops teach composting options suitable for those with or without a backyard. Apartment dwellers welcome! Compost provides valuable nutrients for your garden soil, helps retain moisture, which saves water, prevents erosion, loosens clay and compacted soils for better drainage, and suppresses weeds. It is rewarding to know you are turning what some consider waste into precious organic material for your garden.


We heard you! In response to participant feedback, we’re providing a special vermicomposting (or “composting with worms” workshop).

Home Composting Workshop – ONLINE

Join this workshop to learn why and how to build a backyard compost pile. After attending this workshop, you’ll receive significant discounts on backyard composting bins.

This workshop primarily focuses on hot pile composting, which works best if you have a backyard. If you don’t have a backyard, check out our vermicomposting workshop – details in the next section, below!

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Register here

Vermicomposting Workshop – ONLINE

Learn about the wonderful world of composting with worms! This workshop covers the basics of why composting is important, and how to start and maintain a vermicomposting system at home. After attending this workshop, you’ll receive significant discounts on vermicomposting bins.

Vermicomposting is a great home composting solution for people without a backyard space because you can site your worm farm inside your home or on a balcony. It’s also great for anyone interested in how living worms can produce great compost!

Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom

Register here



Products like these are found on non-refrigerated shelves in the market. When empty, please place in the GARBAGE. Aseptic packaging cannot be recycled curbside– even if the packaging states that it can. Consider purchasing products packaged in glass, aluminum, or metal instead. Also, buy in bulk, not single servings

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mel perry
mel perry
3 years ago

looks more like the work of two legged