Greening the Health System

San Francisco’s Refuse Separation Ordinance

Proper waste sorting is now mandated under San Francisco’s Refuse Separation Ordinance #180646 as of 7/1/19. The Office of Sustainability is offering free training to all hospital departments and units to help UCSFH employees comply with the new law. Please invite .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to conduct either:

  • a 20min training at your staff meeting (ppt presentation + interactive sorting activity),
  • shift training to provide on-the-ground education and outreach during your day and night shifts, and/or
  • a walkthrough of your unit to identify challenges with waste sorting
  • download and complete the self-audit available here to see how your unit is doing

  • Download our resources below:

    Waste Training Presentation (pdf)

    If you have Special Waste such as light bulbs, inhaler bins, silver nitrate sticks, batteries, or e-waste, please use the MCSS Service Now portal:

    2019 Recology Waste Audit
    See a trash audit from a Diversion Auditor’s perspective! This video covers what an auditor is looking for when they audit the trash, common recoverable materials found in the trash, examples of passing and failing trash audits, and best practices for proper sorting in your landfill bin.


    2019 UCSFH Bin Signage

    2019 UCSFH Waste Campaign Posters
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