San Francisco requires businesses to sort their waste into recycling, composting, and landfill, and to properly dispose of hazardous items at collection centers or through registered pick-up services. Explore these resources for businesses to help San Francisco achieve its climate goals. 

Views reference

Compliance and regulations

How to Comply with Benchmarking in San Francisco

Blue recycling bin overflowing with recycled cardboard

Recycling and composting requirements for businesses

A person wearing glasses and a blue vest extends a packaged tray of donated food onto a serving cart

State Law SB 1383: Food recovery requirements

mixed pile of construction debris

Construction and demolition debris recovery law

Compliance for Commercial Property Owners

An assortment of plastic bottle litter

Plastic, litter, and toxics reduction law

Blue kiosk for safe medicine disposal

Safe medicine disposal policy and resources

How to Comply with Benchmarking in San Francisco

A messy collection of discarded electronic waste - keyboard parts, microwave doors, cords, etc.

How your business can get rid of toxic products

A person throwing away a styrofoam cup

Food Service and Packaging Waste Reduction Ordinance

Three bins at castro street fair

Zero Waste resources for event producers

San Francisco City Hall

Policies related to Zero Waste

Views reference

Incentives and awards

A pile of Reuse cups that have been used in a music venue

Get started with a Reuse Service Provider

A table with various dishes of food, salas, seared tuna, deviled eggs, and two pints of beer. All drink and food are presented on the table in reusable plates, bowls, and cups

FREE Reusable Foodware for Large Institutions

Industrial appliances for a commercial kitchen, including a dishwasher and dishwashing station

Apply for an Automatic Dishwashing Grant

SFE staff holds up reusable foodware with San francisco restaurant owner

FREE Reusable Foodware for San Francisco Restaurants and Cafes


Get up to $1,000 for Green Purchases!

Nail salon technician works with a customer

Are you a nail salon worker or owner?

SF Green Business owner

SF Green Business Benefits of Recognition

Energy for commercial and multifamily properties

SFBottleBank Mobile CRV Pilot Program

Energy Efficiency Audit Overview

Views reference

What we do

San Francisco Climate Action Plan

San Francisco Environment Department's Racial Equity Action Plan

young children gardening at their school

Environmental Justice

SF Green Business Program

A group photo of SF Environment Department staff

About the San Francisco Environment Department

Electric Vehicle Roadmap: San Francisco's electric mobility strategy

Work with us