Zero Waste Resources for Island Residents
Recology Residential Service:
All households on Treasure Island have Recology trash and recycling collection service on a weekly basis, as well as access to common area Compost Bins under a pilot program. In San Francisco, including Treasure Island, most waste generated can be composed or recycled,, and thus kept out of the landfill; but there are still some materials that are difficult to recycle or compost and for now, must be landfilled. The below links provide additional education and resources to help you know which items go in which Recology bin: black-trash, blue-recycle, and green-compost.
- What Bin? - Enter the name of an item to find out which Recology bin it goes in. Visit the What Bin? website to get started
- How to Recycle and Compst in San Francisco - View information and resources about recycling and composting for San Francisco residents from San Francisco Environment.
- RecycleWhere? - View information on where to dispose of, or donate, unique items not accepted in Residential Recology bins.
- Recycling and Composting in San Francisco FAQs - View Frequently Asked Questions about recycling and composting in San Francisco prepared by SF Environment
- Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance - View and download information about San Francisco's Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance requirements (PDF)
SFPUC Greasecycle Station at Island Cove Market - 800 Avenue H
Used cooking oil and grease should not be dumped down the sink or street drains! It can damage the Island sewer system and possibly end up in San Francisco Bay! Instead, collect your used oil and grease in a clear unbreakable container and place inside green Greasecycle bin just outside the Island Cove Market front door. View the SF PUC Greasecycle Program website
Used Household Battery Collection at Island Cove Market - 800 Avenue H
Dispose of AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, laptop batteries, camera batteries, etc. with Island Cove Market staff OR, place in a clear ziplock bag and tape to the TOP OF THE BLACK BIN on Recology collection day. DO NOT put batteries INSIDE any of your Recology bins. Always tape over Lithium (Li) or Lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery contact points, or dispose of Li & Li-ion batteries in original packaging. View the SF Environment Household Battery Disposal Program website
Additional Resources for Proper Disposal of Unique Items:
Safe Disposal of Unused or Expired Medicine:
Unused and expired medicine is a threat to both public health and the environment. Don’t flush medicines down the toilet or sink. Don’t put them in the trash. Don't keep unused medicines lying around. There is not a Safe Disposal location on-Island. Visit the SF Environment Medicine Disposal Program website or call 415-355-3700 for a list of disposal locations.
Remember the "3 Ps":
The list is long (and growing) of items that should NEVER be flushed down the toilet on-Island, but instead put in the appropriate Recology black, blue or green bins. Protect the environment and help us keep the Island's sewer infrastructure flowing by keeping your toilet a "human-waste-and-toilet-paper-only-zone". View a list of items that should NEVER be flushed down the toilet
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal:
Do not throw household hazardous waste (HHW) including florescent bulbs, paint, used motor oil, pesticides, cleaning chemicals into your Recology black bin or leave on the curb. Arrange for proper free disposal through Recology.
- Call (415) 345-1405 to schedule home pick-up of HHW on Treasure Island
- Read about Recology's HHW Disposal Program
More Miscellaneous Zero Waste Resources:
- Dispose of unwanted clothes, shoes and linens. Visit SFEnvironment.org/textiles for a list of drop-off locations
- Recycle plastic bags and plastic wrapping. View a list of nearby drop off-locations in San Francisco.
- Use the Stop Junk Mail Kit. Visit www.StopJunkMail.org
- Remove your address from direct mail registries. Visit www.DirectMail.com
- Remove yourself from specific catalogs. Visit www.CatalogChoice.org
- Opt out of unwanted phone book distribution. Visit www.YellowPagesOptOut.com