Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance No. 100-09

Jurisdiction Name: San Francisco
State/Province: CA
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality/County
Population: 805,235
Population Range: 250,000 to 999,999
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: ordinance
Year: 2009
GFC Topic: community food connections
Keywords: agriculture, compost, composting, environment, environmentally sustainable, farm, food composting, food waste, health, local foods, locally grown food, sustainability, sustainable food, urban, urban agriculture
Adopting Government Department(s):

City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Lead Implementing Entity(s): San Francisco Department of the Environment
Support Entity(s):

San Francisco Department of Health, San Francisco Department of Public

Funding Amount: n/a
Funding Sources: Administrative penalties collected from ordinance enforcement
Policy Outcome(s):

Amended San Francisco Environment code, Public Works code, and Health code to require all persons located in San Francisco to separate recyclables, compostables and landfilled trash and participate in recycling and composting programs; provided enforcement mechanisms and penalties for violations; ensured that all properties subscribe to refuse collection service; authorized a Department of Public Health inspection fee of $167 per hour; set enforcement date; identified enforcement date and environmental analysis.

Additional Resources and Information: Link 1