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

Get Rid of Bulky Items (Couches, Electronics)

Safe medicine disposal kiosk inside of a pharmacy

How to safely get rid of unwanted medicine

"Don't dump oil" mural unveiling event

How to properly dispose of used motor oil

Donated textiles arranged by color like a rainbow

Where can I donate clothes, furniture, & electronics?

San Francisco's blue bin filled with recyclable products like milk cartons and glass jars

Recycling and composting requirements for residents

Illustrations of common household cleaning items

Dispose of household hazardous waste safely

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

Energy for San Francisco residents

Plastic bottles

Which plastics are recyclable in San Francisco?

San Francisco Resident holding a compost bag

Consumer responsibility

Zero Waste Toolkit for Households and Tenants

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Living more efficiently

A home interior

Tips for Healthy Homes

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

Sustainable Commuting

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

Energy for San Francisco residents

fruits and vegetables displayed on a table

Bay Area Seasonal Fruit & Vegetable Guide

SFE bumper sticker on an electric vehicle receiving a charge

Benefits of buying an electric car

Ceramic pot on a stovetop

Should I be concerned about using non-stick cookware?

Energy for commercial and multifamily properties

Myths about Recycling in San Francisco

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Get involved

Work with us

Take part in meetings and events

Commissioner photo October 2023

Commission on the Environment

Grants and Contracts

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

Municipal Green Building Task Force

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The latest

Nail salon owner examines the wall of nail polishes. A lot of them seem to be the color red.

Healthy Nail Salon's first certified Green Business

Blue, green, and black waste bins on the street with the city of San Francisco in the background

Climate-friendly routines for SF residents

A random assortment of prescription medicines arranged on a table

Notice of Public Comment Period Regarding Adoption of Regulations for the Safe Drug Disposal Stewardship Ordinance

Person on a e-bike stopped at an intersection

San Francisco E-bike delivery pilot program

Notice of Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws of the San Francisco Commission on the Environment

San Francisco awards final round of Climate Action Plan community grants

San Francisco Environment Department’s Healthy Homes Presentations

Danielle Grant (she/her), a proud SF resident, public school parent, and SCRAP SF’s programs director!

Faces of SF

Updated Recycling Plan Requirement for San Francisco Residential Construction Projects

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What we do

Environment Department Strategic Plan 2021-2023

San Francisco Environment Department's Racial Equity Action Plan

young children gardening at their school

Environmental Justice

SF Green Business Program

San Francisco Climate Action Plan

Electric Vehicle Roadmap: San Francisco's electric mobility strategy

A group photo of SF Environment Department staff

About the San Francisco Environment Department

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