Setting Up Your Home Recycle and Compost Service

The Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance requires all San Franciscans to properly separate recyclables, compostables, and landfill trash. Failure to comply may result in liens, fines, and other fees.

Homeowners: For curbside recycling and composting services, contact Recology at (415) 330-1300. Special rate and service are available for elderly and/or disabled residents.

Renters: Renters are entitled to composting and recycling services at their property. If your building does not have recycling or composting service, call SF Environment at 415-355-3700 or fill out an anonymous report form. SF Environment will contact your property manager to help set up recycling and composting.

Additional Information for Setting Up Your Home Recycle and Compost Service

Requirements for Storing Refuse Bins
Remember to bring in your bins after curbside service!
Checkout Bag Fact Sheet and FAQ
Starting October 1, 2012, bags provided at check-out will be charged a minimum of $0.10 per bag. Remember to bring your own bag to avoid this charge!
Handling Household Hazardous Waste
Learn more about where you can drop off or schedule a free pick-up of your household hazardous waste.
Residents, even renters, are entitled to free pick-ups of hazardous materials and bulky items.