What we do

The San Francisco Environment Department advances climate protection and enhances quality of life for all San Franciscans.

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Living more efficiently

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Get high-quality compost for free


Welcome to the Climate Equity Hub

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Benefits of buying an electric car

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Bay Area seasonal fruit and vegetable guide

Farmers markets in San Francisco

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Tips for Healthy Homes

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Sustainable commuting

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Nature and biodiversity in SF

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Should I be concerned about using non-stick cookware?

Energy for commercial and multifamily properties

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How can I reduce waste?

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Energy for San Francisco residents

Myths about Recycling in San Francisco

Sort your waste

How to recycle and compost in San Francisco.

Create your signs

Make your own recycle, compost, and landfill sign.

The latest

June 24 2024 Commission on the Environment Meeting
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Healthy Homes presentation at Visitacion Branch Library

Tuesday, June 25, 5:30 pm
June 25 2024 Urban Forestry Council Meeting
Natural landscape within the city of San Francisco

San Francisco Named Top U.S. Clean Energy City

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Healthy Homes Presentation (Chinese Language)

Wednesday, June 12, 2:00 pm
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Healthy Nail Salons


Welcome to the Climate Equity Hub

Mayor Breed at the podium in City Hall with SFE director Tyrone Jue

Mayor Breed Kicks Off Earth Month and Celebrates San Francisco's Global Environmental Leadership

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San Francisco's Safe Medicine Disposal Program: Over 140,000 Pounds of Unused Prescriptions Safely Diverted

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Free emergency taxi rides home in SF!

Start composting

Request a free compost pail for your kitchen.

Sign up for updates

Join the SFE mailing list and get updates on our work.

Waste reduction and disposal

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Recycling and composting in San Francisco - FAQs

Safe medicine disposal kiosk inside of a pharmacy

How to safely get rid of unwanted medicine

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How to safely get rid of light bulbs

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Recycling and composting toolkit for property managers

Get Rid of Bulky Items (Couches, Electronics)

SFBottleBank Mobile CRV Pilot Program

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Where can I donate clothes, furniture, & electronics?

"Don't dump oil" mural unveiling event

How to properly dispose of used motor oil

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Zero Waste toolkit for households and tenants

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How to safely get rid of sandbags

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Zero Waste resources for event producers

Plastic bottles

Which plastics are recyclable in San Francisco?

SF Plant Finder

Use the SF Plant Finder app to learn more about the different ecosystems near you.

Native plant gardens in SF

Check out this map with hundreds of garden sites throughout San Francisco.

Get involved

Grants and contracts

Take part in meetings and events

Commissioner photo October 2023

Commission on the Environment

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Find the Wild

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Urban Forestry Council

San Francisco buildings downtown

Municipal Green Building Task Force

Work with us

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Education and equity overview

SF Healthy Nail Salon

Next time you get your nails done, choose a Healthy Nail Salon.

SF Green Businesses

Support your local San Francisco certified Green Businesses.

What we do

San Francisco Climate Action Plan

San Francisco Environment Department's Racial Equity Action Plan

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Environmental Justice

SF Green Business Program

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About the San Francisco Environment Department

Electric Vehicle Roadmap: San Francisco's electric mobility strategy

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