San Francisco Department of the Environment

Zero Waste Toolkit - Businesses

Improve your business’ zero waste program. Reduce, reuse, and recycle/compost as much as possible and join fellow San Franciscans in striving for zero waste!

Reduce and Reuse First

Recycle and Compost


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  • Provide color-coded bins with signage throughout your business

Bulky Items and Hazardous Materials


Services and Support

Commercial Property Managers

Collection Services

  • RecologySF collects all compostables and landfill and most recycling
  • San Francisco Public Works sets residential refuse (compost, recycle, landfill) rates and hosts the Uniform Commercial Rates 

Other Zero Waste policies that may affect your business:

Recycling and Composting Requirements

Checkout Bag Ordinance

Food Service Waste Reduction Ordinance

Plastic, Litter, and Toxics Reduction Law

Polystyrene Foam and the Food Service and Packaging Waste Reduction Ordinance

Refuse Separation Compliance Ordinance




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