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Serves San Francisco - http://sunsetscavenger.com
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What's in this profile?

Everything you need to know to become an informed recycler in San Francisco. Scan the summaries to the left then click the links to the company or agency's website for more detailed information.

Curbside Quick Reference

Plastic #1 - PETEPlastic #2 - HDPEPlastic #3 - VPlastic #4 - LDPEPlastic #5 - PPPlastic #6 - PSPlastic #7 - OtherAluminumCardboardPaperSteel

Drop Off Quick Reference

Plastic #1 - PETEPlastic #2 - HDPEPlastic #3 - VPlastic #4 - LDPEPlastic #5 - PPPlastic #6 - PSPlastic #7 - OtherAluminumCardboardPaperSteelThin Film Plastics - #4

Recyclable Plastics

All plastics except those labeled "compostable." No plastic bags, wrappers or Styrofoam. Leave caps on plastic bottles. Toys without electronics, etc are acceptable.

Recyclable Paper

All paper that is clean, dry and unsoiled. Accepted items include: cardboard, paperboard, egg cartons, windowed envelopes, sticky notes, non-metallic wrapping paper, and shredded paper in a sealed paper bag with a label.

What's Recyclable?
Service Area Maps Contact Recology - Sunset Scavenger (Home): 415-330-1300. Golden Gate: 415-626-4000
Other Notes

The city also offers a compost program.
For general notes on the city's residential recycling progam, see http://sunsetscavenger.com/residentialServices.php.
Hazardous waste dropoff is also available: http://sunsetscavenger.com/hazardousWasteFacility.htm, as is disposal of large, unusual, or otherwise toxic items: http://www.sfenvironment.com.

In San Francisco, separating out recycling and compost is mandatory.

Address 501 Tunnel Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94134
Last Updated 2011-08-23 13:40:02

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