Policy for Zero Waste

Environmental policy and legislation in San Francisco

Imagine a world in which nothing goes to landfills or to incinerators. We think it is achievable, and SF Environment is doing everything we can to make it happen.

Chapter 24 Bottled Drinking Water
Restricts the sale or distribution on City property of drinking water in plastic bottles of 21 ounces or less.
Construction and Demolition Debris Recovery Ordinance
Enacted July 2006, this ordinance requires that entities register with The Department prior to debris transport and processing and entities conducting full demolition to submit a waste diversion plan.
Construction and Demolition Debris Recovery Ordinance
San Francisco Ordinance No. 27-06, effective July 1, 2006, amended the Building Code, the Health Code and the Police Code in order to establish a comprehensive program to effectuate the City’s goals.
Green City Government Building Ordinance
Green Building Requirements for City Buildings

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