SF State and the city of San Francisco are working toward the goal reducing trash levels to Zero Waste by 2020. As of 2009, SF State diverted over 71% of its waste from the landfill.
Excludes construction waste and yard waste.
Recycling, Compost, and Waste Guide
Have questions about recycling or compost at SF State? Please see our Recycling Guide.
RecycleMania is a national recycling competition for colleges and universities that promotes waste reduction and recycling. SF State placed 16th in the nation in 2014.
Construction & Demolition Recycling
San Francisco recycles over 80% of all construction and demolition waste. Construction debris is processed in a recycling facility specifically designed to recycle wood, metal, sheetrock, and other construction waste.
San Francisco Public Utility Commission's SF Greasecycle program diverts fats, oils, and grease away from the sewers and recycles it into biodiesel. San Francisco State collects over 18,000 pounds of grease from kitchens each year.