San Francisco Environment Department

I’m moving to a new apartment. How can I make my move more sustainable?

Next time you move to a new apartment, follow these zero waste tips to send as little to the landfill as possible! 

Get rid of what you don't want before you move.

Use SFRecycles to find out where you can donate unwanted reusable items like clothes, furniture or kitchenware.

Schedule a Bulky Item Pickup for bigger broken items like furniture and electronics.

Properly recycle and compost smaller items like magazines or spoiled food.

When it's time to pack your belongings... 

Use reusable bins that can double as storage containers.

Consider hiring movers who provide reusable moving boxes.

Reuse cardboard boxes – your neighbors, workplace, or local stores may have boxes you can use.

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