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Despite all of yesterday’s hoopla, Rich Haas, the city’s deputy chief of public works, appeared before the City Council’s natural resources committee today to talk about recycling.

Haas offered a timeline for the release of a recycling proposal from Mayor Jerry Sanders. Its key dates include:

  • August 8: Stakeholder meetings start.
  • August 22: A draft recycling proposal will be released.
  • August 29: More stakeholder meetings.
  • Sept. 17: Send out the revised proposal.
  • Sept. 26: Present the proposal to the council’s Natural Resources and Culture Committee.

During his presentation to the council committee today, Haas said the city has a “progressive and innovative recycling effort.”

He didn’t mention that San Diego’s effort lags behind most in the region. The city is one of the only municipalities in the region that doesn’t have a mandatory recycling policy.


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