- Monday-Friday: 7 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: 9 AM – 1 PM
CLOSED Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
- Thursday – Saturday: 8am – 4pm
CLOSED Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Holidays
- Every Other Wednesday: 8am – 11:30am (By appointment only)
CLOSED Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Holidays
San Francisco’s transfer station is the local hub for resource recovery and disposal activities in the city. You can drop off your discards and visit the Environmental Learning Center. The SF Transfer Station is a registered construction and demolition debris recycling facility and also home to the renowned Artist in Residence Program.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and cash, but no checks.
Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM
515 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco
Household Hazardous Waste
- Please call 415-330-1405 or email us for details before using the facility.
- Limit 15 gallons of paint, oil, and other household chemicals.
- For residents of San Francisco only.
Very Small Quantity Generator Program
- For Small Businesses located in San Francisco that generate less than 27 gallons (220 lbs.) of hazardous waste per month.
- Appointments are required and can be made by calling 415-330-1425.
- California State EPA ID Numbers are required to be obtained in advance of the appointment.
Electronic Waste Drop Off
Electronic and universal waste, such as consumer batteries, cell phones, and TVs are prohibited from the trash and recycling carts because they contain poisonous heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium that can pollute groundwater and pose harmful effects to public health. Please drop off these items at this facility for safe disposal.
Household & Hazardous Waste Drop Off
It is illegal to put household hazardous waste in the trash or recycling carts. When hazardous wastes end up in a landfill, they can cause serious threats to humans, wildlife and the environment. Please drop off these items at this facility for safe disposal.
Construction and Demolition Debris
As buildings are constructed, remodeled or demolished, metal, wood, sheetrock, rigid plastic, and other construction materials can be recovered and made into recycled construction material.
Our transfer stations serve as public drop-off locations for materials to be hauled and processed at nearby compost or recycling facilities. Depending on the facility, items may be sorted and then taken to their respective processing facilities based on material type. Transfer stations typically accept all sorts of recyclable materials. Please see the accepted items list or check with us before visiting to ensure acceptance of certain wastes.
Disposal & Other Fees
Minimum disposal fee of $60 per load applies to all loads.
|$241.09 per ton|
|Construction & Demolition Debris||City & County of SF C&D Recycling Permits required.||$241.09 per ton|
|Greenwaste, Brush & Compostables||$241.09 per ton|
|Inerts, Concrete, Brick & Dirt||$241.09 per ton|
|Certified Destruction||$256.44 per ton
(Additional handling fees may apply)
|Batteries||First 5 gallons per month are free.||After first 5 gallons per month, $3.50/lb|
|Fluorescent Tubes/CFLs||First 30 per month are free.||After first 30 free units per month, $4/unit.|
|TVs||All sizes; CRT, Plasma, and LCD.||FREE|
|Computer Monitors||All sizes and types.||FREE|
|Laptop Computers, other LCD devices||FREE|
|Small Electronic Devices & Corded Appliances||FREE|
|Commercial Equipment & Devices||
|Any Non-California Origin Item||Varies by Item; from $15.35 – $75.66 each|
|Passenger or Light Truck Tire, no rim||Loads of 10 or more tires will not be accepted unless the hauler is a registered tire hauler and provides proof of certification and a manifest.||$17 each as surcharge plus weight|
|Passenger or Light Truck Tire, with rim||Loads of 10 or more tires will not be accepted unless the hauler is a registered tire hauler and provides proof of certification and a manifest.||$20.29 each as surcharge plus weight|
|Truck Tire, no rim||Loads of 10 or more tires will not be accepted unless the hauler is a registered tire hauler and provides proof of certification and a manifest.||$32.90 each as surcharge plus weight|
|Truck Tire, with rim||$41.67 each as surcharge plus weight|
|Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Dishwashers||$27.41 each as surcharge plus weight|
|Refrigerators & Freon Removal||$64.70 each as surcharge plus weight|
|Mattress or Box Spring||$19.19 each as surcharge plus weight|
|Boat or RV Destruction||$177.64 each plus tonnage|
|Pressure Treated Wood, up to 2 cubic yards||$82.24 per load plus weight|
|Pressure Treated Wood, over 2 cubic yards||$411.21 per load plus weight|
|Boiler service||$886.33 per load plus weight|
|Loader equipment||$69.08 per hour|
||$103.62 per hour|
||$24.67 per hour|
|Material Handler||$77.86 per hour|
All loads entering our facility must be properly covered (tarped and tied down). Any loads that arrive not properly covered will be subjected to a $20 additional fee. No exceptions. Please help us keep our community and environment safe and clean.
Separate loads consisting of only non-commercial, California origin CRT, Plasma, or LCD display devices may be recycled at no charge. Non-commercial, California origin CRT’s, Plasma, and LCD display devices mixed with other types of solid waste being offered for disposal will be charged at the regular disposal rate of $241.09 per ton. Commercial Equipment & Devices refer to any industrial equipment or device such as electrical, automotive or medical diagnostic equipment, and arcade or casino style games containing CRT’s, Plasma, or LCD displays.
Transfer Station FAQ
Customers can use the contact us and choose Transfer station to submit an inquiry at https://www.recology.com/recology-san-francisco/contact/. They can also send a direct email to SFTransferStationAR@Recology.com
Yes, (415) 330-1400, 7am -4pm Monday through Friday
Customers can use a utility bill from a San Francisco residence
Customers can use the contact us and choose Transfer station to submit an inquiry at https://www.recology.com/recology-san-francisco/contact/ They can also send a direct email to SFTransferStationAR@Recology.com
There is no fee and Styrofoam is recyclable
Customer dumps the material themselves under supervision
We take loose cardboard and there is a fee.
We do not provide tools to customers.
Lunch time and 3pm to close are our busy times
If you need a copy of your bill you can use the contact us page and choose Transfer station to submit an inquiry at https://www.recology.com/recology-san-francisco/contact/ or email directly at SFTransferStationAR@Recology.com
No, please send payment to Recology Transfer Station, C/O Accounts Payable at 250 Executive Park Blvd Suite 2100, SF CA 94134
Mail a check to the address on the bill and send to Recology Transfer Station, C/O Accounts payable, 250 Executive Park Blvd Suite 2100, SF CA 94134
Recology doesn’t off an online payment system currently
Complete a credit application. Recology accepts Cash or credit cards without an account.
We mail out a statement for each month with all the load detail.