It’s an appropriate app for San Francisco, which just last week announced the country’s most comprehensive mandatory recycling and composting laws. When the laws go into effect this fall, a failure to separate out trash, composting, and recycling could lead to fines of up to $500.
This isn’t the first time that San Francisco has leveraged the power of Web 2.0 for government programs. City residents can contact the city’s 311 call center on Twitter to report graffiti and potholes or request information about city services. It’s an active account–@SF311 has tweeted 80 times since its inception at the beginning of June.