On June 9th, 2009 the city of San Francisco passed a waste management ordinance that will require all residents and businesses to begin sorting compost and recycling by October 21, 2009. The city has initiated this plan in an attempt to reach a 2010 goal of 75% waste diversion from landfill. San Francisco is already a model city for waste management but to continue being a global leader new efforts are being made. At 3rdSpaces we understand the requirements of the composting ordinance and can help you meet the challenges it provides.

Compliance SF is a project of 3rdSpaces that accelerates the adoption of best sustainable practices for San Francisco businesses. 3rdSpaces views the entertainment sector as influential leaders for progression and example. We believe that by making all San Francisco entertainment venues compliant with the new composting ordinance, other sectors compliance efforts will be accelerated.

3rdSpaces is a transparent efficiency consulting and social sustainability solutions company. We specialize in finding new ways for businesses to save money and increase returns on investments through efficiency and sustainability management. Significant gains have already been achieved by some of San Francisco’s well-known social venues using 3rdSpaces’ services.

Our methods are based on a three-phase plan: Awareness, Education, and Action. 3rdSpaces raises awareness by collaborating with the government, commercial, and residential sectors of San Francisco. We work to ensure that commercial businesses and residents are aware of new environmental mandates and that the government is aware of the city’s needs in terms of environmental policy. We then educate through a network of bay area environmentally focused organizations combined with our own curriculum to provide a concise and wealthy database for clients to use. Once educated, we then employ a custom action plan to ensure our clients gain the most from our services.

Each venue that becomes compliant through 3rdSpaces will receive a “3rdSpaces Green Star.” The star will be an easily recognizable emblem that validates each venue as a leader in sustainable, green business.