Setting Up Your Home Recycle and Compost Service
- Zero Waste
- Toxics & Health
- Buildings & Environments
- Education & Equity
- Climate Change
The Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance requires all San Franciscans to properly separate recyclables, compostables, and landfill trash.
Information for Homeowners
All residences must have adequate refuse services and are qualified to recieve a free 2-gallon kitchen pail to collect compostables.
Elderly and/or disabled residents are eligible for a special rate. Recology will collect all three carts from inside locations at no additional charge.
Contact Recology at (415) 330-1300 to order services.
Information for Renters
Renters in San Francisco are entitled to composting and recycling services at their property.
If your building does not have recycling or composting service, fill out an anonymous report form or call 415-355-3700.
We will contact your property manager to help set up recycling and composting with free set-up assistance.
Free assistance includes:
Kitchen pails for each unit
Failure to comply may result in liens, fines, and other fees.
Additional Information for Setting Up Your Home Recycle and Compost Service
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.