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Trash Talk

Talking trash is our business! The Downtown SF Partnership works tirelessly to ensure the sidewalks and public spaces of downtown stay as clean and inviting as possible.

Installed throughout the area in summer of 2021, Bigbelly trash cans and recycling stations are equipped with sensors that communicate real-time status to collection crews to enable efficiencies so the district stays clean and inviting at all times.

In April of 2023, the Downtown SF Partnership updated the wraps on its Bigbelly trash cans with historic photos sourced from Open SF History, an archive that features hundreds of photos of the City. The photos, which mostly date from the late 1800s and early 1900s, provide a glimpse into the city's vibrant past and are a reminder of its grit and resilience.

The wraps also feature a QR code that links to further information about history tours in downtown San Francisco.