Residential Zero Waste Resources for Treasure Island

Recology Residential Service:

All households on Treasure Island have Recology recycling, green waste/compost and trash collection service on a weekly basis.  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.  

Residents requiring an "up-size" of their residential recycling or compsting/green waste Recology containers can contact their Residential Property manager to request larger Recology containers.

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.

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

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

Treasure Island residents can dispose of used cooking oil and kitchen grease by absorbing it with paper towels or paper napkins and placing the towels/napkins in their Recology residential compost container (green bin)

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.

Miscellaneous Zero Waste Resources: