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.

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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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Shredded paper is difficult to recycle, so please only shred documents that need to be shredded.
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Now that many residents are bringing their own bags to the grocery store, they no longer have extra bags on hand for their household bins. Here are some tips for alternatives to using single-use bags as liners.

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