The city’s Organic Waste Recycling Program was implemented as a way to fight climate change by helping eliminate harmful greenhouse gases from food waste.
SAN DIEGO — Months after the City of San Diego implemented its new organic waste recycling program, some San Diegans say they’re now dealing with unintended consequences.
People say they’re seeing an explosion of gnats, flies, maggots and other bugs and insects inside their bins.
“Lots of flies doesn’t smell too good,” said one San Diegan.
“As soon as I open it up there’s like 4 thousand fruit flies that came up into my face. I think it’s perfect for like yard waste, like leaves, tree trimmings and things like that, but I don’t know if it’s a good solution for compost especially with the hot weather coming up its going to get worse,” said San Diegan, Nick Adams.
Some people said they’re concerned the waste could attract rodents and …