Recology Inc. today is picking up the one millonth ton of food scraps through San Francisco’s composting program.

The San Francisco-based company said it represents a milestone in the city’s efforts to reach zero waste by 2020.

Since its inception in 1996, San Francisco’s composting program has generated more than 600,000 cubic yards of finished compost and diverted one million tons of food scraps and plants from landfills. More than 200 local farms and vineyards have applied compost made from food scraps and plants collected in San Francisco.