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

Three people are smiling for a picture. Two of the three are Department staff. The third, on the far right, is a SF restaurant owner holding a reusable ceramic teacup

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.

Case Studies