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San Francisco’s Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance requires everyone in San Francisco to separate their refuse into recyclables, compostables and landfill trash. Whether you work in a restaurant, hotel, office building, or anywhere in the city, San Francisco's recycling and compost collection program is available.

Restaurants and retailers must be aware of the City's ordinances and how they affect your business. Read>
What businesses need to do to be compliant with the Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance. Read>
SF Environment's offers a range of customized assistance for your business to recycle and compost successfully. Read>
SF Environment can help you save up to 75% on the variable costs of your Recology bill. Read>
Many common products, like paint, cleaners, fluorescent bulbs, and batteries contain chemicals that must be properly disposed of to protect the environment and our health. San Francisco businesses have many disposal options to safely recycle and dispose of hazardous materials.Read>

Additional Information for Business Recycling and Composting

San Francisco's Plastic Bag Ban
Learn all there is about the ordinance, acceptable bags, and how to alert your customers.
Food Runners: Relaying Food to the Needy
Food Runners connects excess prepared food to those in need and will pick up most kitchen prepared food.