Sunday, July 06, 2014

Hoodline Covers Looming Safeway Recycling Center Closure

Courtesy of the Hoodline web site and their reporter Rose Garrett, we have new info about the looming closure of a District 8 recycling center located on the Safeway parking lot at Market and Duboce Streets. The current D8 Supervisor enthusiastically backs shutting down the center.

The Hoodline spoke with two individuals who depend on the center and got their views:

Troy Perkins, who was using the facility this morning, also questioned the legality of the center's eviction. "It's against the law," Troy said. "There's supposed to be a recycling center within a certain distance, but the law listens to money. Now I'm going to have to push my stuff down to Bayshore."

Christopher Lawson, who told us he was homeless, said he didn't know what he would do if the center were to close. "I don't know. I have no clue. This is guaranteed to get food in your belly. I've been doing this for two years. It's the only way you can survive." 

The Hoodline notes that a mobile redemption plan is in the early stages of consideration at the Department of the Environment, as one option for people to recycle cans and bottles for a check, but plan won't be a reality in the near future.

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