Office Of The Refuse Rates Administrator

We are responsible for setting fair, transparent, and accountable refuse rates as the City continues to pursue its Zero-Waste goals.

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Refuse Rates Administrator Releases the Proposed Rate Order for Rate Years Ending in 2024 and 2025

The Refuse Rates Administrator has completed their analysis of Recology's request for rate changes over the next 2 years. As an alternative, the Refuse Rates Administrator proposes a list of changes which will better control costs, increase accountability and safety, and reduce waste.

Refuse Rate-Setting

In June 2022, San Francisco voters passed Proposition F to reform the City’s refuse rate-setting process. Residents and rate payers can find information about steps involved in setting new rates and how they can provide feedback.


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The Refuse Rate Reform Ordinance Of 2022 amends the Refuse Collection and Disposal Ordinance (“the Refuse Ordinance”) to restructure the refuse rate setting process to replace hearings before the Department of Public Works with a requirement that the Controller, as Refuse Rate Administrator, regularly monitor the rates and appear before the Refuse Rate Board to recommend rate adjustments. For more information, please contact

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