Everyone has an equal right to a healthy and safe environment. Explore these department resources for guidance on the latest environmental issues in San Francisco. 

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Waste reduction and disposal

Outreach SFE staff explains to a community member about recycles that belong int he blue bin

Recycling and composting in San Francisco - FAQs

Safe medicine disposal kiosk inside of a pharmacy

How to safely get rid of unwanted medicine

The image shows a neon sign with the word "NEON" lit up in white light. The sign is mounted on a dark wall and is the only source of light in the image, casting a soft glow around the letters. The neon tubes are arranged to spell out "NEON" in all capital letters, with the cabling and mounting structure faintly visible behind the glowing tubes

How to safely get rid of light bulbs

An apartment building at dusk in a residential San Francisco neighborhood

Recycling and composting toolkit for property managers

Get Rid of Bulky Items (Couches, Electronics)

SFBottleBank Mobile CRV Pilot Program

Donated textiles arranged by color like a rainbow

Where can I donate clothes, furniture, & electronics?

"Don't dump oil" mural unveiling event

How to properly dispose of used motor oil

A residential sidewalk in San Francisco. There are stair stoops to the right and green, blue, and black bins lined up to the left, along the curb

Zero Waste toolkit for households and tenants

Two people are wearing masks and handling sandbags, grabbing from a pile of other sandbags

How to safely get rid of sandbags

Rollerblading event at Golden gate park

Zero Waste resources for event producers

Plastic bottles

Which plastics are recyclable in San Francisco?

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Living more efficiently

A group of five people in front of a mound of compost

Get high-quality compost for free

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Welcome to the Climate Equity Hub

SFE bumper sticker on an electric vehicle receiving a charge

Benefits of buying an electric car

fruits and vegetables displayed on a table

Bay Area seasonal fruit and vegetable guide

Farmers markets in San Francisco

A home interior

Tips for Healthy Homes

A woman attaches her bike to the front of a Muni bike in San Francisco

Sustainable commuting

A view of San Francisco from Bernal Heights neighborhood there are trees to the right and residential properties to the left.

Nature and biodiversity in SF

Ceramic pot on a stovetop

Should I be concerned about using non-stick cookware?

Energy for commercial and multifamily properties

Six people surround a table with two sewing machines and various textiles

How can I reduce waste?

Solar panels seen from an aerial vantage point on residences in San Francisco

Energy for San Francisco residents

Myths about Recycling in San Francisco

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Get involved

Grants and Contracts

Take part in meetings and events

Commissioner photo October 2023

Commission on the Environment

Oak trees in a sunlit park along a trail

Find the Wild

A large, mature tree on a sidewalk in a residential neighborhood in San Francisco. The rising Sun is peaking through in the background

Urban Forestry Council

San Francisco buildings downtown

Municipal Green Building Task Force

Work with us

Four children hold up a yellow banner sign that reads "Welcome to El Dorado"

Education and equity overview

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The latest

Two people are working on a clothing item with a sewing machine and scissors

Workshop: Fix-it Clinic and clothing repair

Saturday, June 1, 1:00 pm
A stack of folders and boxes in a home closet

Healthy Homes Presentation (English Language)

Thursday, June 6, 2:00 pm
Two gloved hands applying blue nail polish on another set of hands.

Healthy Nail Salons

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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

Tomato, avocado, and red onion on a green background

Food Waste Prevention

The Women's Building mural in San Francisco's Mission neighborhood. Mural images courtesy of the artists ©1994-2009 Artists. All Rights Reserved. Thanks to artists Juana Alicia, Miranda Bergman, Edythe Boone, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Meera Desai, Yvonne Littleton and Irene Perez.

Celebrating women environmentalists during Women's History Month

A sitting area of a pharmacy on Fulton street in San Francisco. There is a large blue kiosk for people to safely dispose of unused medicine.

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

A woman with shoulder-length curly black hair and glasses reads a newspaper in the backseat of a taxi car

Free emergency taxi rides home in SF!

A person sits on the steps of billy goat hill in San Francisco overlooking the city's residential and commercial neighborhoods

Mayor Breed Announces SF Climate Week 2024

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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

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