Hillary Ronen (District 9 Supervisor) to create recycling centers and a tax incentive for SF residents.
Dear Hillary Ronen, we ask that you create more recycling centers and create a $500 tax incentive for residents of San Francisco who recycle at least a 1000 pounds of recyclables.
One issue I've experienced in my community is my grandma who recycles almost every day and rarely gets any money from it to pay her rent. I think this issue is an important issue to address because a lot of citizens use recyclables like water bottles and glass bottles and never know they could be making money while also helping the planet by recycling. If people knew there were recycling centers nearby, they would be more inclined to recycle.
Additionally, according to California’s Bottle & Can Recycling Law-The bottle Bill, “Since 1988, Californians have recycled more than 10 million tons of aluminum, glass and plastic beverage containers. No other recycling program or policy in this state has resulted in higher recycling levels”. This shows that having easier access to recycling centers would increase SF residents to recycle more. If we do not address the issue of having more recycling centers in the city then we would be further harming our planet by placing recyclables in the wrong bin when there is a simple solution- visiting recycling centers.
If Hillary Ronen builds more recycling centers across SF and creates a $500 tax incentive for residents who recycle, then recycling will start to be encouraged among low income communities who want clean streets and a bit of income as well. If San Francisco starts building recycling centers then we will have less landfills close to POC’s homes,which release toxic chemicals into our air which would lead to less deadly conditions.