City Government Zero Waste

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San Francisco City and County employees are leaders in environmental protection and are helping achieve our goal of zero waste by 2020.  We offer free tools to help our city employees prevent waste, reuse, recycle, compost, and buy green to conserve resources and save money.

City Departments can find out how to schedule a pick-up through the San Francisco Department of Public Health.Read>
Zero Waste Coordinators are waste reduction and green purchasing ambassadors for City Departments. SF Environment partners with coordinators to ensure their departments are modeling the best waste prevention practices and purchasing decisions.Read>
If you can't find what you need for free on the Virtual Warehouse, choose from 1000+ approved green products from City-compliant vendorsRead>
The Virtual Warehouse is an on-line system for City employees to submit and reuse gently used electronics, office furniture & supplies. Reuse from the Virtual Warehouse before buying new. Read>

Additional Information for City Government Zero Waste

What goes Where: How to Recycle and Compost
Questions about recycling and composting? Learn what goes where using this comprehensive guide.
City employees can access their pay information and opt out of paper paystubs to prevent waste.