Refuse Rates Administration

How it works

Rate Setting

Check back for more information on the Upcoming Rate Setting application process. 

Voter Mandates & Background

On June 7, 2022, 70% of San Franciscans voted Yes on Proposition F (2022's Prop F). 2022's Prop F mandates the City Controller assumes new duties as the Refuse Rate Administrator.

Rate application and prior rate proceedings

For more information on the rate application and prior rate proceedings, please see our Rate Application page.

Quarterly and Annual Rate Reports

Quarterly and Annual Rate Reports

Quarterly and Annual Rate Reports

Rate Year ending June 30, 2022 

Rate Year ending June 30, 2021

Rate Year ending June 30, 2020

Rate Year ending June 30, 2019 

Rate Year ending June 30, 2018

Rates, Charges and COLAs

Rates, Charges and COLAs

Cost Of Living Adjustment (COLA) calculation for Rate Year (RY) ending September 30, 2023

Recology Tip Fee for RY2023

Refuse (Garbage) Rates effective July 1, 2021

Refuse (Garbage) Rates effective April 1, 2021

Refuse (Garbage) Rates effective July 1, 2020

 

Refuse (Garbage) Rates effective July 1, 2019

Refuse (Garbage) Rates effective July 1, 2018

Refuse (Garbage) Rates effective July 1, 2017

Financial, Disclosure & Other Reporting

Financial, Disclosure & Other Reporting

Financial, Disclosure & Other Reporting

Recology Material Mistakes or Errors Disclosure Report

Non-Profit Disclosure Report

Contact Disclosures:

Recology Audited Financial Statements

Approval for Use of ZWIF funds for the Construction and Demolition Materials Reclamation Facility (iMRF)

Recology request for reinvestment of funds for diversion projects using Zero Waste Incentive Funds, Tiers 3 and 4

  • As part of the rate approval process for the rates starting in July of 2018, Recology has submitted a proposal to use the unearned portion of Zero Waste Incentive Funds on projects that will improve diversion rates, resulting in less waste going to the landfill.

 

    Public Information & Media Requests

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    • I have a complaint about my bill. Who can help me?
    • Why do I need to contact DPH?
      • The Refuse Rate Reform Ordinance of 2022 states in Section 290.11: Disputes over charges made by collectors or as to the character of the service performed shall be decided by the Director of Public Health. Any charges made in excess of rates fixed pursuant to this Section 290, when determined by the Director of Public Health, shall be refunded to the person or persons who paid the excess charge.
    • Where can I find the legal text for the Refuse Rate Reform Ordinance Of 2022?
    • Where can I find the Voter Guide information from this election?

    Public Information & Record Requests

    Public Information & Record Requests

    For Public Information requests, please submit via San Francisco's NextRequest portal

    Media Requests

    Media Requests

    For media queries, please contact Controller's Office Communications Manager Alyssa Sewlal at Alyssa.Sewlal@sfgov.org or (415) 694-3261.

    What's New?

    Check back for more information on the Upcoming Rate Setting application process. 

    About

    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

     

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