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Zero Waste Toolkit - Businesses

SF Environment offers a range of customized assistance in implementing business recycling and composting programs. For customized business assistance, please contact the Commercial Zero Waste Team at (415) 355-3700.

Printable Signs & Flyers

Print these signs or pick them up from SF Environment. Call (415) 355-3700 to arrange pick-up.
Recycle, Compost, and Landfill Posters


Recycle, Compost, and Landfill Double-Sided Flier (PDF)

Compost Paper Towels Sticker for Restrooms
Compost Paper Towels Sign for Restrooms


Set Up & Training 

Indoor Containers and Collection Methods (PDF)
Vendors of Compostable or Recyclable Food Service Ware and Bags (PDF)
Commercial Office Building Guidelines (.doc)
Sample Letter for Tenants and New Users (.doc)
Training Presentation for Tenants and New Users (PowerPoint)

Case Studies

Learn how much you can save by increasing participation in recycling and composting programs! San Francisco businesses have saved thousands of dollars and helped San Francisco reduce waste.

How One San Francisco Apartment Complex Is Working Toward Zero Waste

Hotel Monaco (PDF)
Hotel Nikko (PDF)
Orchard Hotel (PDF)
Tuscan Inn (PDF)
W Hotel (PDF)
One Bush Street (PDF)
Far East Cafe (PDF)


Office Composting and Recycling
Restaurants Compost, Too!


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