San Francisco’s combined sewer system
is unique: we collect and treat sewage from homes and businesses as well as stormwater (rainwater) and street runoff. We are responsible to safely collect and treat wastewater while protecting public health and the environment. Protecting our environment is a partnership, and we all need to do our part with easy steps to prevent pollution at the source.
Whether you are gardening, remodeling or cleaning your house, doing repairs to your car, or
need to control pests, there are many products and services that are environmentally friendly and will help us keep our house, our neighborhoods and environment clean.
Visit SF Department of the Environment’s dedicated webpage at sfenvironment.org/healthyhomes listing various products and services to help you make safer choices in products, practices and services.
Wondering how you can get rid of items at home? Properly dispose of household chemicals and hazardous wastes - go to SF Department of the Environment's webpage at Recycling and Managing Toxic Products for details. Products that say caution, warning, danger or poison on the label should generally be taken to a hazardous waste facility.
For more information on environmentally friendly products and services and to request Pollution Prevention Guides, please contact us at 415-695-7378.
|Are you a serious gardener? Sponsored by the SFPUC, “Our Water Our World”, is a program that can assist you manage indoor and outdoor pests in a way that helps protect Our Water - Our World. Visit www.owow.org to learn more.