San Francisco Department of the Environment

How to Save Money on Your Refuse Bill

Reduce the size of your landfill bin to help minimize landfill service and costs.

Single Family Homes and 2-4 units
Households who pay their refuse bill directly and recycle and compost as much as possible may be able to reduce the size of the landfill bin. With San Francisco's comprehensive recycling and composting program, most residents are able to reduce landfill service and save money by calling Recology at (415) 330-1300.

Multi-unit apartments
Multi-unit apartments can reduce their landfill bins and their refuse bill by recycling and composting more. For information or free consultations in reducing waste and costs, contact the Zero Waste team at SF Environment: (415) 890-3669.

Take our survey


Help us improve your experience on this website. Please complete this 2-minute survey. To thank you for completing the survey, you will be eligible to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards.

city seal png