City Dump offers artists a chance to divert trash from landfills
By Suzanne Ash
For 20 years now, artists have been coming to the City Dump to interrupt the flow of waste sent to landfills, diverting trash to create treasures. Join the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Recology SF at Intersection 5M (925 Mission St.) on August 21st for a recreational bike ride and recycling and sustainability journey. Before you see the treasures that have become of the trash, the ride will uncover the progression of San Francisco’s waste — from home to heap.
Focusing on the City’s efforts to produce zero waste by 2020, this bike ride will address the effects of Recology’s three-cart system on sustainability. The tour will stop at the Dump to explore the art studio and meet the current artists-in-residence, visit the Hazardous Waste Facility, and will end with a walk through the Sculpture Garden that is filled with 30 creations produced by former artists in residence.
This recreational ride is free for San Francisco Bicycle Coalition or Intersection for the Arts members; however, a $5-10 donation from non-members is appreciated. Because the ride is limited to 25 people, you must RSVP Rebeka at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rain cancels rides
Meet at 925 Mission St. at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, August 21st. Rain cancels rides.