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News, The Snitch San Francisco's Table Scraps Make for Much Healthier Wines

San Francisco's Table Scraps Make for Much Healthier Wines

San Francisco residents may have groaned when the city passed mandatory composting laws in 2009, but now they might be sighing in relaxation as they sip wines grown on soil enriched with their city-mandated table scraps. A record amount of…
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News, The Snitch Trash Thieves: Should We Let 'Em Be or Stomp 'Em Out?

Trash Thieves: Should We Let 'Em Be or Stomp 'Em Out?

We published a piece today about the city's recycling giant, Recology, paying the cops to arrest the city's trash pirates -- those pickup drivers who scavenge for treasure in a recycling bin near you. Some of these so-called thieves prefer…
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News, Sucka Free City Recycling Company Pays SFPD to Catch Trash Thieves

Recycling Company Pays SFPD to Catch Trash Thieves

In the late 19th century, Italian immigrants scavenged through San Francisco's garbage in an ad hoc trash collection service. The free agents eventually formed into companies that have now merged under the city's curbside recycling Goliath, Recology. So it is…
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A Load of Crap

Last week, city officials announced a groundbreaking program to turn dog doo into energy -- enough to power an electricity-generating turbine, a home stove, or anything else fueled by natural gas. San Francisco is the first city in the United…
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