Policy for Business Recycling and Composting

Environmental policy and legislation in San Francisco

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.

Extended Bag Reduction Ban 2012
The ordinance expands the current bag ban to all retail businesses and for such businesses to charge a minimum of $0.10 per checkout bag beginning October 1, 2012.
Chapter 16 FOOD SERVICE WASTE REDUCTION ORDINANCE
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