Basic Monthly Residential Collection Rate
As of July 1, 2010, the basic monthly rate for the weekly collection of a 32-gallon container is $27.91. Collection rates are set to encourage recycling. The monthly collection charge is based on the black (trash) cart. The blue and green carts are picked up at no additional charge. If you recycle enough to consistently reduce your weekly trash volume to 20-gallons or less, you will be eligible for a 23% discount off the standard 32-gallon can rate.
Discounted Mini-Can Rate
The mini-can rate is designed for customers who generate 20-gallons or less of refuse every week. Customers who recycle all of their paper, bottles and cans in the blue cart, and compost their yard waste and food trimmings in the green cart are more likely to qualify for the 20-gallon can rate. Other ways to minimize the amount going into your trash cart is to reduce and reuse.
A 23% discount from the standard weekly rate for 32-gallon service is offered to customers who qualify. During the period of July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013, the charges per month are $27.91 for a standard 32-gallon can and $21.49 for the discounted 20-gallon mini-can. Recycle more and pay less!
Lifeline Rate for Low-Income Residents
In San Francisco, low-income households may be eligible for a 25% discount on their basic trash collection rate. Depending on household size and total annual income, your household may be eligible for the new discounted rate.
The discounted rates, called "Lifeline Rates", are in effect now. For the July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013 rate year the Lifeline rates approved by the Rate Board are: $20.93 per month for households that use a 32-gallon cart for trash and $16.12 per month for households that recycle enough to require only a 20-gallon cart for trash. All households receive the same high-quality trash collection and recycling service, regardless of the rate they pay.
San Francisco's trash collection rates are designed to enable the city to meet State-mandated recycling and waste reduction requirements. Collection of recyclables is included in all residential service at no extra charge.
To see whether you may qualify, find your household's total annual income on the table below.
How to Apply
|Number of Persons
Living in the Household
|Total Gross Annual Income
|1 or 2
||$21,855 or less
||$27,465 or less
||$33,075 or less
|More than 4
||Add $5,610 for each additional
Access a Lifeline Rate application
or call Recology Sunset Scavenger at (415) 330-1300 to request an application.
The new rate will appear on your next bill after we receive your completed and signed application and your eligibility is confirmed.
Additional Rate Information
If you want more information about current rates in San Francisco, contact us
or click here: www.SFCollectionRates.com
If you want more information about the Zero Waste Rate Proposal, contact us
or click here: www.sfzerowasterates.com