SF Environment's Virtual Warehouse is an online items reuse system for surplus goods submitted by San Francisco City Departments for reuse. 


Explore the Virtual Warehouse 

Update: The new Virtual Warehouse Rheaply Platform is live. 

Getting Started

To participate in the new Virtual Warehouse program, you are required to complete the User Agreement form. Be sure to check with your city department for internal protocols and procedures.

To turn in surplus items and look for available items:

Open your browser and go to app.rheaply.com and use your City and County of San Francisco email address to access the platform. 

Check out the demo video on account creation and set up!

About the Virtual Warehouse

The City and County of San Francisco's Virtual Warehouse (VW) facilitates the reuse, recycling, and proper disposal of surplus City materials. It is governed by the Surplus Disposal and Resource Conservation Ordinance.

The Virtual Warehouse helps:

  • Prevent valuable items from going to the landfill
  • Save money on purchasing and disposal costs
  • Meet San Francisco's goal of zero waste

The Environment Department manages the VW by using the following hierarchy when determining what to do with the surplus items. 

  1. Reuse by City Departments
    Surplus materials are made available online to City departments. 
  2. Public Auction
    For surplus materials that are no longer appropriate for the City's continued use, but have some monetary value, such as old or high mileage vehicles.
  3. Donations
    Surplus materials are donated to schools and non-profit organizations. These organizations must be certified 501C's.
  4. Recycle for Salvage Value
    Materials such as scrap metal, are recycled for salvage value. 

Contact Info

For reuse, auction, and donation of surplus items, contact:

City Government Zero Waste 
SF Environment 
1155 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 355-3700
Email: sfgovrecycling@sfenvironment.org

City Departments: To borrow City vehicles (trucks, vans, etc.) for transport, contact:

Central Shops
Phone: (628) 652-5603
Email: fleet.management@sfgov.org

Please note: You must have Department Head authorization to reserve a City vehicle from Central Shops.