- Monday – Friday: 7:00AM – 4:30PM
- Hours are limited for accepting paint, oil and other household hazardous waste.
Please be advised: Starting March 28, the Transfer Station at 501 Tunnel Ave will be CLOSED on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday operations will continue as normal without interruption.
Residents: Thursday – Friday:
8:00AM – 4:00PM
Small Businesses: twice monthly
on Wednesdays; please call for dates
Please be advised: Starting March 28, the HHW Facility at 501Tunnel Ave will be CLOSED on Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday operations will continue as normal without interruption.
Closed: New Years Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day, the Friday after Thanksgiving, December 25 & 26
- Please be advised: Our Buy-Back Facility is currently closed to the public to ensure the safety of our employees.
San Francisco’s transfer station is the local hub for resource recovery and disposal activities in the city. Here 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: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
515 Tunnel Avenue, San Francisco
- Electronic Waste Drop OffElectronic Waste & Universal 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 OffHousehold Hazardous Waste Drop Off
It is illegal to put household hazardous waste in the trash or recycling carts. Hazardous waste includes items such as fluorescent bulbs, pesticides, sharps, medications, and other toxic chemicals.
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.
- Buy Back CenterBuy Back Center
Our buy-back centers are available for customers to drop off recyclable bottles and cans for deposit redemption (CRV). Most plastic and aluminum beverage containers are subject to CRV (paper milk, juice and other beverages are not included).
- Construction and Demolition DebrisConstruction and Demolition DebrisAs buildings are constructed, remodeled or demolished, metal, wood, sheetrock, rigid plastic, and other construction materials can be recovered and made into recycled construction material.
- Transfer StationTransfer Station
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.
Effective July 1, 2017, all loads entering the transfer station must be properly covered (tarped and tied down). Any loads that arrive not properly covered will be subject to a $20 fee. Please help us keep our community safe and clean.
|Minimum disposal fee of $50.00 per load applies to all.||$194.56 Per Ton|
|Concrete||Minimum disposal fee of $50.00 per load applies to all.||$194.56 Per Ton|
|Certified Destruction||Minimum disposal fee of $50.00 per load applies to all.||$204.56 Per Ton (Additional handling fees may apply)|
|Batteries||Up to 5 gallons per month. More than 5 gallons: $3.50 per pound.||FREE|
|Fluorescent Tubes/CFLs||First 30 per month are free.||After first 30 free units per month, $4.00 per unit.|
|TVs, Computers, Monitors||All sizes.||FREE|
|Industrial Equipment||Items such as electrical, automotive or medical diagnostic equipment.||
|Non-California Origin Item||Varies by Item; from $14.00 – $69.00 each|
|Passenger or Light Truck Tire||No Rim.||$15.50 Each as surcharge plus weight of the load|
|Passenger or Light Truck Tire||With Rim.||$18.50 Each as surcharge plus weight of the load|
|Truck Tire, No Rim||No Rim.||$30.00 Each as surcharge plus weight of the load|
|Truck Tire, With Rim||With Rim.||$38.00 Each as surcharge plus weight of the load|
|Appliances||Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Dishwashers.||$25.00 Each|
|Refrigerator Freon Removal||$59.00 Each as surcharge plus weight of the load|
|Mattress or Box Spring||$17.50 Each as surcharge plus weight of the load|
|Boat or RV Destruction||$162.00 plus tonnage|
Note: 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 $194.56 per ton.