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Hanc.recyclin.bos.3.8.11

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FILE
NO.
1101861[RecyclingProgram]
2
AMENDED
IN
BOARD
3/8/11
RESOLUTION
NO.
/7-1-11
3ResolutionrequestingtheRecreationandParksDepartmentand
the
Department4
of
the
Environment
collaborate
to
establisha
comprehensive
Parksrecycling5program
utilizing
theexpertise,
volunteer
baseandfacilities
of
theHANC6Recycling
Center
inGoldenGatePark,
for
the
Department
of
the
Environment
to
7establishanIndependentRecyclingCenterMasterPlan,andrequestingthe8RecreationandParksDepartment
to
rescind
theeviction
of
the
HANCRecycling9Center
from
GoldenGatePark.10
11
WHEREAS,AB2020,TheCaliforniaRecycling
and
LitterReductionActof198612(the"BottleBill")requirestheCitytoprovideresidentswithconvenientmeanstoredeem13recyclables,arequirementnotmetbycurbside-pick
up
alone;
and
14WHEREAS,TheDepartmentofEnvironment("DOE")hasconfirmedtheBottle15Bill
is
an
effectiveincentivethathasincreaseddiversionratessincetheprogramwas16initiated;and17WHEREAS,Statelawrequiresthelocationofredemptioncentersforbottlesand
18
canseveryhalfmile,andsuchcentershaveproveneffective
in
reducinglandfill
as
well19
as
providingthecapacitytorecyclematerialsineligibleforthecurbsideprogram;
and
20WHEREAS,TheCityandCountyofSanFranciscolacksacomprehensive,
21
independentrecyclingplanwhichwouldcomplementthecurbsiderecyclingprogram22
and
bringtheCityclosertoitsgoalofzerowastebytheyear2020,acomponentwhich,23accordingtotheDirectoroftheDepartmentoftheEnvironment,
is
an
"integral"partof24reachingzerowaste;and
25
SupervisorMirkarimi,Avalos,Mar,CamposBOARDOFSUPERVISORSPage1
2/15/2011
 
FILE
NO.
110186RESOLUTION
NO.
1WHEREAS,Ofthenineteenexistingindependentrecyclingcenters
in
San
2Francisco,tenreside
on
theeastsideof
San
Francisco
in
SupervisorialDistrictTen,3disproportionatelyburdeningthedistrictwhilefailingtoprovideequitableaccessfor
San
4Franciscans
to
independentrecyclingcenterstoproperlydisposeofrecyclables5ineligibleforthecurbsiderecyclingprogram;and,6WHEREAS,According
to
theDOE'sWasteCharacterizationstudy,afull
30%
of7thematerialtheCitysends
to
landfillshould
be
recycledinsteadtherebydemonstrating8the
need
forindependentrecyclingcenters
to
augmentthecurbsiderecyclingprogram;9and10WHEREAS,TheHaightAshburyNeighborhoodCouncil("HANC")recycling
11
centerlocated
in
GoldenGatePark("GGP")servesthatstate-mandatedpurposeby
12
providingredemptionforbottlesandcans
in
additiontocollectingofavastarrayof
13
recyclablematerialsineligibleforcurbsiderecycling,therebyofferingSanFrancisco
14
residentsameans
to
achievetheirambitiouslandfilldiversiongoals;and
15
WHEREAS,TheRecreation
and
ParksDepartment("RPD")recentlyannounced
16
apilotrecyclingprogramfortheeast
end
ofGGPcenteredaroundpopularattractions
17
and
open
spaceincludingtheConservatoryofFlowers,DoughboyMeadow,StowLake
18
and
theBig
Recballfield,and
19
WHEREAS,According
to
theSanFranciscoDepartment
of
theEnvironment
20
("DOE")ZeroWasteCoordinator,public,unmonitoredrecyclingbinshavehadalow
21
successratemeaningthatimproperlysortedrecyclables,compostablesandwasteare
22
commingledandmusttherefore
be
disposedof
in
landfill;and
23
WHEREAS,RPDprovidedHANCwithnoticethatitsleaseforitsrecyclingcenter
24
willterminateatpreciselythetimewhen
RPD
couldbenefitfromthevolunteers,
25
expertiseandfacilitiestheHANCCenterprovides
in
GGP;
and
SupervisorMirkarimi,Avalos,Mar,CamposBOARDOFSUPERVISORSPage2
2/15/2011
 
FILE
NO.
110186RESOLUTION
NO.
1WHEREAS,TheDepartmentoftheEnvironment'scurrentproposalforreplacing2thecapacityofthe
HANG
recyclingcenterwithreversevendingmachines--which3inefficientlyprocessonlyonebottleor
can
ata
time-and
wouldrequire27machinesto4accommodatethevolume
HANG
currentlyhandlespotentiallycreatingfrustratinglylong5lines
to
redeemrecyclablesthuscontradictingthestatemandatethatrecycling
be
easy6andconvenient;and7WHEREAS,Thepolicydecision
of
installingreversevendingmachines
has
not8beenanalyzed
in
termseithertheimpacts
on
currentgrocerystoresormerchantsthat9would
be
required
to
implementin-storeredemptionor
an
analysisofthesiting,
10
implementation,orthestreet-levelefficacyofthepolicy;and
11
WHEREAS,Asaconsequence,neither
RPD
norDOEhaveaviable,proven
12
alternativeplanforabsorbingthevolumeofbottlesandcansandotherrecyclable13materialscollectedattheHANGGGPsite;
and
14
WHEREAS,ObjectiveOne,Policy
I,
oftheGoldenGateParkMasterPlan15ObjectivesandPoliciescallsuponthe
HANG
RecyclingGenter"toincreaseitsbenefits16
to
thePark"
by
focusing"ontherecyclingneedsofGoldenGateParkandthe17immediateneighborhoods",
and
18WHEREAS,GoldenGateParkMasterPlanObjective
VI,
PolicyHstates:19"Recyclablematerialgeneratedwithintheparkshouldberecycledwithinadesignated
20
area",furtherstating"Volunteerprograms
to
removelitterfromtheparkand
to
increase
21
publicawarenessaboutrecyclingandtheimpactoflitter
on
theparkshould
be
22
increased";
and23
WHEREAS,The
HANG
RecyclingGenter
has
beenengagingandeducatingthe
24
publicoverthepast
35
years
as
stewardsofthebuiltenvironment
and
continues
to
be
a25resourceforrecycling,takinginitiative
on
bottleredemption,keepingthePark
and
SupervisorMirkarimi,Avalos,Mar,Campos
BOARD
OFSUPERVISORSPage3
2/15/2011

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