Increase Participation in Your Apartment's Zero Waste Program
- Zero Waste
- Toxics & Health
- Buildings & Environments
- Education & Equity
- Climate Change
The Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance requires all buildings in San Francisco to separate discards into recyclables, compostables, and landfill trash.
SF Environment provides free consultations to property managers and owners to determine how to reduce trash costs by increasing participation in recycling and composting in your apartment building.
Customized outreach materials are available for your building, including signs, stickers, bins, multi-lingual training for staff and tenants, sample letters to tenants, and free kitchen pails for each unit.
Contact our Zero Waste team at (415) 355-3700 to start composting and recycling in your building.
Resources for Property Managers
Are bins clearly labeled? Download signs for Recycling, Composting, and Landfill
Announce your green bin program. Download Compost Program Poster
Notify tenants about the new green bin with our sample Letter to Tenants.
Order free 2-gallon kitchen compost pails for your tenants.
Compost Collection is Easy Poster - Other ways to collect compost
Additional Information for Increase Participation in Your Apartment's Zero Waste Program
San Francisco is habitat for 800,000 people – meeting needs for space to work, play, and learn; for food, water, and air; for community with local flora and fauna. SF Environment provides support for urban agriculture and forestry and green buildings, helping residents and businesses harness environmental opportunities.