Bulletin 2019-06: Clarifying Waste Disposal in Mixed-use Buildings

The Office of Cannabis (“OOC”) issues this bulletin to clarify garbage receptacle requirements for commercial cannabis operators located in mixed-use buildings – a type of building that contains both residential and commercial units.

Pursuant to Section 1609(b)(11)(F) of the San Francisco Police Code Cannabis Businesses must contemplate a waste disposal plan. Separate and apart from Cannabis Waste requirements1, operators must obtain their own waste receptacles, distinct from residents’ waste receptacles in a mixed-use building.  

Information about waste receptacles can be found on both the Recology and San Francisco Department of the Environment websites.



Posted on 11/26/2019

1: See California Code of Regulations Title 16 Division 42 § 5054.


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Any person may submit written comments or arguments relevant to the proposed rules during the comment period. If you have questions or want to submit written comments or arguments, email officeofcannabis@sfgov.org.

In addition to submitting by email, written comments may be submitted by U.S. mail or in person to:

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San Francisco
CA 94102-4685

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