Recycling & Composting!
Did you know after proper recycling and composting that hardly anything goes into the landfill bin?
SF residents are required by the San Francisco Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance to separate their recyclables, compostables and landfill trash. Take a few minutes to educated yourself and everyone in your household on what goes where. SFEnvironment has tools and resources to help you and your household compost and recycle so that our city can reach zero waste.
Check out sfenvironment.org for a simple and handy list of what should be recycled, composted or into landfill.
Safe Handling of Toxic Products!
Have you ever thrown batteries away in the garbage? Or dumped old pills in the toilet and flushed them away?
Well let’s brake these old habits and properly dispose of toxic household items to help maintain our environment!
Toxic and other hazardous products don’t belong in any of your collection carts or in your apartment dumpster. Paint, motor oil, old pesticides, batteries, fluorescent tubes, and electronics are the most common products that can cause a problem if not handled separately. San Francisco residents can schedule a home pick-up, visit our permanent collection facility, or use a convenient neighborhood drop-off site to safely discard hazardous waste from their home.
All toxic and hazardous products from your home, except medicines, are accepted at San Francisco's Permanent Collection Facility. San Francisco Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 501 Tunnel Rd. (at The Dump) 8 A.M. - 4 P.M. - Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
For questions about the program call: SF Environment (415) 355-3700 or Public Utilities Commission (415) 695-7378
You can easily dispose of medicines, depending their type at local pharmacies or police stations! Pharmacies accept: Non-controlled prescription medicines, Over-the-counter medicines, Vitamins, Empty inhaler cartridges, Pet medicines, Medicated ointments and lotions. Police Stations accept: Controlled substances (ex: Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, Ritalin, Adderall, Xanax, or Valium), Any prescription medicines, Over-the-counter medicines, Vitamins, Empty inhaler cartridges, Pet medicines, Medicated ointments and lotions.
Sustainable Commuting Programs
SF Environment provides programs for businesses and commuters that reduce time, cost and hassle on travel to and from work and school. Our goals is decrease regional-wide congestion and greenhouse gas emission by offering a variety of mobility options.
Check out some of San Francisco’s options for sustainable commuting like The Emergency Ride Home and Rideshare.
The Emergency Ride Home program provides a ride home if a personal emergency ever strikes. Registering is easy, and the ride is free.
Sharing your ride to work is called ridesharing. Sharing the ride with just one other person can cut your commuting costs. SF Environment and 511 can match you with others who want to share a ride to the same destination.