San Francisco needs your support and partnership in helping with the Don’t Leave it on the Sidewalk campaign.
Our goal is to educate the property owners about the services and resources available for bulky item collection and for your help to end dumping in San Francisco.
It is illegal to leave furniture, trash bags or anything on the sidewalk at any time unless there is a scheduled pick up from a licensed hauler or donation facility. The responsibility of the sidewalk belongs to the adjacent property owner.
Sidewalk dumping can result in fines of up to $1,000 to property owners.
Properties found with bulky items or garbage bags left on the sidewalks will receive a warning to remove it, and a follow-up will be conducted to ensure compliance. Leaving items or garbage on the sidewalk during Mechanical Sweeping days will not be picked up by DPW and property owners will be warned and then cited.
Each year, City crews pick up tens of thousands of tons of bulky items that have been left out on the sidewalks, including mattresses, old computers and TVs, furniture, and broken appliances.
Every property owner, by law, must have an appropriate level of garbage service or be subject to fines.
You can contact Recology to begin or increase your weekly refuse collection service.
The cost for cleanup is upwards of $4 million. Most frequently, sidewalk dumping occurs at the beginning and end of each month.
With your help, we can curb unsightly and hazardous sidewalk dumping, save millions of dollars in community resources, and help keep this city beautiful and livable.
More questions? Call 311.