Refuse Refuse is on a mission to motivate fellow San Franciscans to take actions needed to clean our streets, beautify our neighborhoods, and encourage others to join our cause through organizing events and cleanup opportunities, as well as partner with other local organizations with the ultimate goal of keeping San Francisco free of refuse.
WHY A CLEAN CITY MATTERS
BY THE NUMBERS
- Established March 2021
- 1,270 cleanups organized
- 310,000 gallons of refuse collected (23,800 13-gal bags)
- 8,350 unique volunteers
- 78 new organizers activated
- 66 corporate cleanups organized
- 43 schools engaged in cleanup activities
- 62 presentations of “SF Trash Talk” given
*As of May 2023
Refuse Refuse aims to empower citizens to help keep San Francisco clean by providing opportunities to participate in neighborhood cleanups and providing the tools and resources needed to protect the environment. We also seek to influence public policy related to waste management by engaging city government, elected officials, and fellow San Franciscans to push for and implement policies that work to keep our city clean.