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San Francisco Health Code:

Article 6 Garbage & Refuse

Article 6 Rules & Regs (pdf)

Regulatory Authority

CCR Title 14 Division 7

CCR Title 27

Public Resource Code Division 30

Solid Waste Programs

Refuse Liens

Mandatory Refuse Service (MRS)

Local Enforcement Agency (LEA)

Refuse Collection

Related Programs

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Waste

Related Agencies


SF Planning

SF Environment

SF Building Inspection

SF Public Works

Program Contact:

Rachel Yuen Cheng
Sr. Env. Health Inspector

Local Enforcement Agency (LEA)

San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), Environmental Health Branch (EHB) is certified by California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) as the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) for the City and County of San Francisco.


Principal Activities and Services

  • Regulates and permits San Francisco's solid waste transfer/processing or disposal sites involving any processing, handling, storing, gasification, transformation, and engineered municipal solid waste (EMSW) conversion to ensure compliance with state minimum standards.
  • Responds to public complaints associated with storage or disposal of solid wastes.
  • Provides information to the public and assistance to the solid waste sites
  • Works with federal contracting agencies to ensure that federal contracts for refuse collection harmonize with city laws and regulations


San Francisco Solid Waste Sites

For more information regarding solid waste facilities, operations, and disposal sites within City and County of San Francisco, please visit CalRecycle's Solid Waste Information System (SWIS).


Pending Solid Waste Permit Application

There are currently no pending applications.










Making a Complaint

  For complaints about illegal dumping or garbage, call or visit 311.

311 City Customer Service Agency - Service 24x7

San Francisco Department of Public Health Environmental Health Branch