Solutions in Residential Recycling and Composting

Recycling and composting could help save money

San Francisco’s Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance requires residents to separate their recyclables, compostables, and landfill trash. Find tools and resources to help you and your household compost and recycle so our city can reach zero waste.

Find the right container for your kitchen food scraps, and then learn about all of the items that can go in the green bin.
Avoid the confusion by opting for reusables instead! If you decide to use one time use food ware, follow these tips.
Shiny wrapping paper can usually be recycled in the blue bin. Avoid purchasing or recycling wrapping materials with metallic finishes or made with plastic. Tissue paper should be composted. Tissue paper fibers are too short to be recycled again.