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Composting – San Francisco

Landfills are the largest source of human-generated methane emissions, which are incredibly detrimental to the environment. Not only does composting reduce landfill waste and emissions, but it can also provide you with great soil for your garden.

The best option is to start composting from your own home. The below information will help you get started, and provide you with local resources for composting in San Francisco.

Composting at Home

San Francisco Composting Resources

Unlike many cities around the country, San Francisco actually has a composting program facilitated by the city government. Curbside pickup encourages you to put your food scraps and any other compost material into the Green Bin for pick up.

What Can Go in the Green Bin?

Food Scraps (anything that used to be alive)

  • Bread, grains and pasta

  • Coffee grounds

  • Dairy

  • Eggshells

  • Fruit (pits and nuts too)

  • Leftovers and spoiled food

  • Meat (including bones)

  • Seafood (including shellfish)

  • Vegetables

Visit the SF Recycling website for a full listing of what can and can't go in the Green Bin.

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