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DPW works every day to keep litter off of our sidewalks and streets and helps to keep our community a beautiful and vibrant place to live. The top litter culprits are cigarettes, gum, and food wrappers. This page provides information about our efforts to fight litter and offers ideas about what you can do to be a part of the campaign against litter!

If you see litter in your neighborhood, report it! Call 311 or submit an online service request.

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Other Resources

  • Coastal Cleanup - Coastal Cleanup is the largest volunteer cleanup event in California. In 2008, volunteers worked together to collect more than 1,600,000 pounds of trash and recyclables from our beaches, lakes, and waterways.

  • Clean City - San Francisco City Clean Coalition is a non-profit organization that focuses on cleaning, greening and beautifying the City of San Francisco.

  • Fun Activities for Kids - Check out the SF Environment's fun page with resources and activities for kids to learn more about taking care of the environment.

  • Litter Receptacles - DPW maintains 3,500 City litter receptacles on city sidewalks.

  • Mechanical Street Sweeping Program - DPW sweeps more than 150,000 curb miles and removes 24,000 tons of litter and debris from San Francisco's streets annually. Learn more about schedules and locations.

Do you have ideas about keeping San Francisco beautiful and clean? Email us.

Last updated: 1/14/2014 11:38:08 AM