‘Bottlebank’ Mobile Recycling Lands in San Francisco

Source: SFBay.ca

The days of having to take bags of cans and bottles to a recycling center to redeem the California Redemption Value have been over in San Francisco for years, as most recycling centers in The City have closed ... Both state Sen. Scott Wiener and Assemblymember Phil Ting, who represent San Francisco, worked on two separate bills to create and ensure cities had the resources to launch a pilot.

Senate Bill 458, authored by Wiener in 2017, allows cities and counties to start their own mobile recycling program. Assembly Bill 54 by Ting, earmarked $5 million in state funds to help cities, like San Francisco, to launch the pilot.