Recycling, composting, and landfill bins

Zero Waste means reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting with nothing going to landfill or incineration.

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Where Recyclables Go

SFBottleBank Mobile CRV Pilot Program

SF Recycling Myths

Recycling & Composting FAQs 

Zero Waste FAQs



Striving for Zero Waste


Find tools and resources to help tenants, single-family and multi-family households improve participation in programs and help the City achieve its Zero Waste goal.

Take Climate Action in SF

How to Recycle & Compost (

SFBottleBank Mobile CRV Pilot Program

Recycling & Composting Requirements

Safe Disposal

Household Hazardous Waste

Bulky Items

Tools & Resources

Printable Signs

Tools for Property Managers

Prevent Waste

Food Waste Prevention Tips

Bring your own bag (checkout bag ban)

Stop Junk Mail

Consumer Responsibility

Producer Responsibility


Whether you work in a restaurant, hotel, office building, or anywhere in the city, sorting your discards into the correct bins is required. View resources to improve participation and compliance with the City's zero waste policies.

Recycling & Composting Requirements

Safe Disposal: Recycling & Managing Toxic Products

Recycling: How to Recycle & Compost (



Printable Signs

Prevent Waste

Checkout Bag Ordinance

Polystyrene Foam and the Food Service and Packaging Waste Reduction Ordinance

Single-Use Plastics, Toxics and Litter Reduction Ordinance

Food Recovery Requirements

Construction & Demolition (C&D)

San Francisco has an ordinance that requires maximum reuse and recycling of material and debris generated during construction and demolition projects.

C & D Debris Recovery Requirements

C & D Forms and Resources

Zero Waste Events

Every event held in San Francisco is required to offer recycling and composting at the event. Receive special assistance and signage to help your event comply with San Francisco's Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance.

Mandatory Zero Waste Event Training 

Zero Waste Resources for Event Producers

How to Recycle & Compost (

Printable Signs


City Staff

City employees are environmental ambassadors who are leading by example. Resources are available to help City staff reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, and buy green to conserve resources and and save money.

Zero Waste Coordinator Responsibilities

Virtual Warehouse: Reuse City-Owned Surplus Items

Stickers, Signs, and Bins for City Departments

How to Recycle & Compost (

Printable Signs

Safe Disposal

Recycling and Managing Toxic Products for City Departments

City Purchasing

Buying Green