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Zero Waste Coordinator Responsibilities

Zero Waste Coordinators play an important role in our City Government's efforts to achieve zero waste. They have a variety of responsibilities which ensure their department's employees are practicing the best zero waste behavior including: 

  • Partnering with SF Environment

    • Set up recycling and composting bins in strategic locations, provided by SF Environment, for successful participation

    • Request free color-coded stickers and signs to post on and above bins

    • Email SF Environment to request a zero waste presentation for your office

  • Improving and monitoring zero waste programs

    • Audit bins and identify locations where there is significant contamination

    • Make sure recycling, composting and trash bins are next to each other

    • Notify colleagues of new programs

    • Remind colleagues to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost

    • Email SF Environment to set up a site visit, get support or gain inspiration to improve programs

  • Attending annual workshop 

    • Workshops are held once per year in January or February and are an important way for Coordinators to get updates on programs and learn new skills

    • Coordinators have the opportunity to meet fellow Coordinators to share challenges and solutions

  • Submitting an annual survey

    • The annual zero waste survey is simple to complete and helps SF Environment get the most up-to-date information on departmental zero waste programs


Additional Resources

City Government Zero Waste Annual Report

Wonder What To Do with this Stuff? Poster for City Departments

Zero Waste Coordinator Contacts

Stickers, Signs and Containers for City Departments

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