Recycling and Managing Toxic Products for Businesses

Most businesses can generate waste that is hazardous to the environment and our health, such as solvents, paints, cleaners, fluorescent lights, aerosol cans, printer ink, batteries and others. All of which, by state law, requires that these items be disposed of properly to protect the environment and our health. San Francisco businesses have a variety of disposal options available to them to safely recycle and dispose of hazardous materials.

For a list of local hazardous waste haulers providing on-site pick-up, use RecycleWhere.

Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) Program

Businesses that generate less than 27 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous waste each month are eligible to use the City's low-cost hazardous waste disposal program called the Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) Program.  Eligible businesses can take hazardous waste to the household hazardous waste collection facility at Recology SF.  This program is by appointment only and you will need to provide the name of your business, as well as the type and amount of hazardous waste you will be bringing. Disposal fees vary by type and volume of waste, but generally range from $1 to $5 per gallon. Please call (415) 330–1425 for an appointment.

Additional Information for Recycling and Managing Toxic Products for Businesses

Hazardous Materials and Waste Program
The Hazardous Materials and Waste Program is the state designated enforcement program in San Francisco for the Hazardous Materials Unified Program Agency.