The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has mandated a goal of zero waste by 2020.
Three-Cart Recycling, Composting and Trash Program
Learn more about recycling in San Francisco.
Learn more about composting in San Francisco.
Learn more about trash in San Francisco.
Got big stuff?
Bulky Item Recycling is offered to San Francisco residents at no charge. Apartment tenants are entitled to one pickup per year and households are entitled to two pickups per year. Certain restrictions apply.
Got Toxic Stuff?
It is illegal to put items electronics, batteries, fluorescent and HID bulbs and lamps, paints, pesticides, and other chemicals in the trash.
Learn how to dispose of these items safely at no cost by visiting the Household Hazardous Waste page.
Visit the SF Dump
The San Francisco Transfer Station has a disposal area open to the public. If you need to haul your refuse yourself, see what we accept.
Debris Box Service
Recology provides debris box services for construction, demolition and recycling for building projects.
City and State law prohibit the theft of any recyclable materials. Recology Sunset Scavenger and Recology Golden Gate are the only collection companies authorized by the City of San Francisco to collect recycling from recycling carts or bins. If you see someone other than an employee of either company removing recyclables from a recycling cart or bin, obtain the vehicle license number, vehicle description, time and address of the theft, description of the person(s), and fill out our recycling theft form, or call (415) 330-1300 during normal business hours.
For your safety, do NOT confront the recycling thieves.