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San Francisco Health Code:

Article 6 Garbage & Refuse

Article 6 Rules & Regs (pdf)

Rules for Federal and Non-Federal Facilities

2022 Refuse Collection Rules

Solid Waste Programs

Refuse Liens

Mandatory Refuse Service (MRS)

Local Enforcement Agency (LEA)

Refuse Collection

Related Programs

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Waste

California Agencies


Program Contacts:
Refuse Liens

Main Phone: 415-252-3872

Solid Waste Program

The Solid Waste Program regulates refuse collection and solid waste sites to protect public health, safety and well-being of our communities and environment from the impacts of solid waste management and disposal.

Public Notices

All public notices for the solid waste program may now be found on This includes the notice of refuse collection route permit application opportunity for Treasure Island, posted on May 1, 2023 (and updated on May 18, 2023), and all other materials related to that application opportunity.

Refuse Collection License and Permit

Prior to finalizing the Refuse Regulation, SFDPH considered public comments on the draft rules that were submitted during the comment period ending on December 29, 2021. On February 15, 2022, the Health Commission adopted the 2022 Refuse Collection Regulations which outline the procedures to license refuse collectors and permit certain designated refuse collection routes in the City and County of San Francisco. Please visit the Refuse Collection page for more information on obtaining a Refuse Collection License and Permit.


Solid Waste Refuse Liens Mandatory Refuse Service Local Enforcement Agency Refuse Collection Vehicles




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