Solutions in Zero Waste

Sending nothing to landfill is a foreseeable future

Imagine a world in which nothing goes to landfills or to incinerators. We think it is achievable, and SF Environment is doing everything we can to make it happen.

Find the right container for your kitchen food scraps, and then learn about all of the items that can go in the green bin.
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Learn how to properly dispose of lights.
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You can bring unwanted or unused medicines to one of San Francisco's 23 safe medicine disposal locations.
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When you are shopping for paper, whether it is for your office, school, or home, choose paper that is labeled “100 percent post-consumer recycled content” and “processed chlorine free.”
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All rigid plastics are recyclable in San Francisco.
Household batteries include single-use and rechargeable electrochemical cells used to power many types and sizes of devices.
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Using less, buying less, and reusing helps conserve precious resources and minimize waste.
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Waste happens before you take it home - in the production, manufacturing, and transportation of materials and the final product. Help San Francisco achieve zero waste by refusing what you don’t need, reducing what you consume, and reusing what you...
Avoid the confusion by opting for reusables instead! If you decide to use one time use food ware, follow these tips.

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