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Golden Gate Park - Stow Lake, San Francisco, CA

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, 172 volunteers painted two Polo Field tunnels; enriched the soil of 65 rose beds; trimmed, cleared and laid cardboard and mulch along a half-mile-long hedge; and weeded a segment of the Redwood Grove in support of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department in Golden Gate Park.

As a zero waste event, blue and green carts were respectively filled to capacity with recyclable and compostable material.  No trace of residual landfill material was left behind.

To beautify the park, the volunteers of Recology used:

  • 40 gallons of recycled paint received at our Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility from San Francisco residents to prime and paint two access tunnels;Recology Volunteers - Rose Garden Team
  • 2800 pounds of old corrugated cardboard (OCC) sorted and baled at Recycle Central® @ Pier 96 and collected from San Francisco residents and businesses to serve as a weed retardant; and
  • 40 yards of blended compost made at Jepson Prairie Organics from San Francisco food scraps and yard trimmings to enhance the growth and overall health of the plants and trees in the designated project areas.