San Francisco Department of the Environment

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Everyone has an equal right to a healthy and safe environment.


Zero Waste

Recycling, Composting, Safe Disposal
Recycling and Composting Requirements
How to Recycle and Compost
Safely Dispose of Toxic Products

Food Vendors, Restaurants, Retail Stores
Checkout Bag Ordinance
Food Service Waste Reduction Ordinance (for food vendors & restaurants)
Polystyrene Foam and the Food Service and Packaging Waste Reduction Ordinance


Commuter Benefits Ordinance


Energy Incentives, Financing, and Requirements

Toxics & Health

Pest Prevention Strategies

Climate Change

San Francisco Climate Action Strategy (PDF)

Energy for Commercial and Multifamily Properties

Please call the San Francisco Department of the Environment at (415) 355-3700 for more information about San Francisco environmental issues, programs and opportunities.

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