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ACI mixing recycling and compost?

Dan Wood from A Progressive Alamedan has a post up today about seeing Alameda County Industries employees mixing trash (grey bin contents) with recycling (blue bin contents) with compost (green bin contents). I have heard other reports of this “unsorting” over the years as well. (Eye on Blogs made note of Wood’s post, too, asking if others have see the same mixing of bin contents.)

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Where does the green waste go?

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A neighbor asks: “Why do we compost?” “Where does it go?” As you know, here in Alameda we have great big green bins that we can fill with anything organic—apple peels, rotten zucchinis, used tissues, chicken bones, and, as just confirmed by Teresa Montgomery from Alameda County Industries, even our pizza boxes.

Montgomery reports that everything Alamedans put in their green bins goes to Newby Island in San Jose, where it’s Continue Reading