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.
Most residents will see an increase of less than $2 in total over two years. The Refuse Rate Board has approved rate increases of 1.33% in 2024 and 2.55% in 2025, for a total of approximately $1.83 for each household (single family home).
Residential, commercial, and related refuse rates in San Francisco. Effective October 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023.
The Refuse Rate Board reviews the costs and operations of San Francisco refuse collectors and adopts rate orders based on records made during public hearings.
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.
The RRA initiated the rate-setting process in February and solicited rate change request forms. Public meetings began in March, with new rates determined by the Refuse Rate Board over the summer that went into effect in October.
There are no upcoming events right now.
You can verify by showing your Voucher or award letter for any of the following programs: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) CARE program, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) WIC, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps), CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF, Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal only), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medi-Cal for Families (Healthy Families A&B), National School Lunch Program (NSLP), Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, or Medicaid/Medi-Cal.
Households receiving premium service or accounts with more than 1 unit are ineligible for this program.
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 CON.RefuseRates@sfgov.org.