The Refuse Separation Ordinance (No. 180646), effective July 1, 2019, requires that Large Refuse Generators in San Francisco have a recycling, composting, and trash audit every 3 years to ensure compliance with the City of San Francisco’s Mandatory Recycling and Composting Ordinance. An audit involves the City (Department of the Environment) or Recology visually inspecting, photographing, and documenting recycling, composting, and trash container contents to determine if the property is compliant.
Take a look inside a Recology audit:
See an audit from a Diversion Auditor’s perspective! The videos below cover:
- What a Recology Diversion Auditor looks for when they audit commercial recycling, compost, or trash bins
- Common contaminants found in the recycling and compost, and common recoverable items found in the trash
- Example images of passing and failing commercial audits
- Best practices for proper sorting in all three bins