San Francisco Department of the Environment

How to Save Money on Refuse Costs

Businesses can save up to 75% on the variable costs of their refuse bill by recycling and composting. 

How to Reduce Refuse Costs:

  • Contact SF Environment's Commercial Zero Waste Team at (415) 355-3700 for customized assistance or use the Tool Kit for Successful Participation to set up a recycling and composting program.

  • Ensure all staff are properly sorting recyclables and compostables.

  • Monitor fullness of recycling and composting bins and reduction in landfill trash bin usage. 

  • If service adjustments can be made, contact Recology at (415) 330-1300 to increase recycling and composting service and decrease landfill service.