Cardboard Info. for Small Businesses - Recology San Francisco
California Cont.


Cardboard Information Sheet


Over the last year the value of cardboard has fallen dramatically, prompting independent recycling haulers in pickup trucks to stop their collections. These unofficial collectors are unreliable and often use overloaded and unsafe vehicles to transport your cardboard. Do not leave your cardboard out on the sidewalk unless you have an active Recology account for the amount of cardboard you need collected. Set cardboard out for collection only on your services day(s).

If your business needs more cardboard collection, please call Recology at 415-330-1300 (Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, and other language interpretation is available) to be sure you have the correct level of service.

If you put out more cardboard than what fits in your blue recycling bin, Recology will collect the extra cardboard and charge your account accordingly. Effective April 1st 2021 the charge for properly set out extra cardboard bundles is $14.83 per bundle. Extra cardboard needs to be flattened, bundled (tied with string or placed in boxes), and no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet.