Get up to $700 of free reusable foodware from the City of San Francisco.

SFE staff holds up reusable foodware with San francisco restaurant owner

SF Environment staff helping local businesses transition to free reusable foodware.

Are you a restaurant or cafe owner in San Francisco? Are you interested in saving money and improving customer experience?

Get up to $700 of free reusable foodware from the City of San Francisco.

Join over 90 San Francisco restaurants by transitioning to reusable foodware for dine-in customers.



How it works

  • The City is offering up to $700 to cover the cost of reusable foodware items like utensils, plates, cups, and other items.
  • Schedule a quick meeting with an SF Environment staff member who will handle purchasing, delivery, and set up of the new reusables. 
  • Assistance is available in Chinese and Spanish

Program benefits

  • Your business can save $3,000- $20,000 per year, inclusive of labor and water expenses.
  • You can save money on your trash bill and prevent litter on San Francisco streets.
  • Reusables create an elevated dining experience for customers.

Two disposable containers, plasticware, and two disposable cups on a restaurant table.

Before: Disposable food containers, cups, and plasticware.


Two reusable plates with food, reusable cutlery, and two reusable coffee/tea cups on a restaurant table.

After: Reusable plates, cups, and silverware.

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