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Gigantic 3 Recycling Program


The Gigantic 3 program is a free bulky item drop off service allows residents to get rid of unwanted household items at various locations around the City, and usually coincides with Public Works' Community Clean Team events.

Appointments are recommended.


Upcoming events

  • 2/25/2017: District 4 on 37th Ave. between Ortega and Pacheco streets (enter from Ortega St.) - limited to District 4 residents

  • 2/25/2017: District 4 at Lake Merced Circle, Lake Merced Blvd. at Sunset Blvd. - limited to District 7 residents

The following items are eligible for dropoff:

Green waste and other compostables

  • Yard waste, landscaping debris, and all other organic material: leaves, grass, flowers, tree and brush trimmings, plants, weeds, food scraps, etc.  


Free shredding & document destruction, truck on site - limited to the District 4 location

  • Limited to two bankers boxes


Large or bulky Items 

  • Curbside recyclable material (cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles, cardboard, and all paper)
  • Appliances (water heaters, stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers).
  • Scrap Metal (any item that contains metal, such as a kitchen chair, lamp, pipes, bird cage, bed frame, etc.).
  • Mattresses and Box Springs (including futon mattresses).
  • Electronics (including stereo equipment, VCR’s, old telephones and microwaves).  
  • Goodwill Industries will be on hand to recycle and reuse computer equipment (limit 5 computers per household).


Non-recyclable/non-compostable waste 

  • Plastic bags, Styrofoam, ceramics, light bulbs, painted or treated wood, etc.


Goodwill Industries will be onsite to accept donations such as clothes or furniture in resale condition.


Special wastes - The following special waste items can be dropped off at the Gigantic 3 site:

  • Used motor oil/oil filters. Place used filters in a plastic bag. Do not mix motor oil with anything!
  • All household batteries (non-automotive)
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes (Broken tubes will not be accepted)


Appointments are necessary, call Recology Sunset Scavenger at (415) 330-1300 before 1:00 pm Friday, June 17th to make an appointment.

For more information, call (415) 552-9201 or visit SF Clean City.