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America's 'Nanny State' Laws

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San Francisco Recycling Fines

In 2009 San Francisco began requiringevery household and business to use three different bins for discards: blue for recyclables, green for compostables, and black for trash. It’s all part of a push to cut greenhouse gas house emissions and send nothing to landfills by 2020. Failing to properly sort can result in fines ranging from $100 - $500.

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