Waste Reduction

The City and County of San Francisco established a goal to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2020. To help achieve this, it requires all San Franciscans - residents and businesses - to separate recyclables, compostables, and refuse. Click here to learn more about zero waste >>
The City and County of San Francisco's waste hauler, Recology, collects the City's recyclables, compostables, and refuse. Recology’s rate structure is “pay-as-you-throw”, which means the less your business discards as trash and the more your business recycles and composts, then the less your business pays.

Here are tips to help your business reduce waste:

Schedule a zero waste assessment! Contact Recology >> 
Create your own recycling, composting, and landfill signs! Start here >> 
Learn from industry leaders! 

Donate excess food to the community! Contact FoodRunners >>
Donate reusable fixtures and goods! Contact the Hotel Non-Profit Collaborative >>

If your business is not in San Francisco, you should contact your city's refuse hauler for similar programs.