Other Programs

Gigantic 3 Recycling Program

The Gigantic 3 program is a free bulky item drop off service which 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. APACC partners with Recology to provide free bulky item drop off, composing, document shredding, and hosts Goodwill ONE SATURDAY A MONTH in TWO district locations from 8 AM to 12 PM (may end 11:30 AM depending if junk containers fill up quickly).

The following items are eligible for dropoff:
  • Green waste and other compostables including yard waste, landscaping debris and all other organic material such as leaves, grass, flowers, tree and brush trimmings, plants, weeds, food scraps, etc.
  • Non-recyclable/non-compostable waste including plastic bags, Styrofoam, ceramics, light bulbs, painted or treated wood, etc.
  • 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).
  • 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)​
  • ​Goodwill Industries will be onsite to accept donations such as clothes or furniture in resale condition. Goodwill will also recycle and reuse computer equipment (limit 5 computers per household)
Please see the schedule below for dates, districts, and TENTATIVE locations:

* = Asterisks denote locations that provide shredding services and compost giveaway!

May 25

*D3: Portsmouth Square, 733 Kearny Street @ Walter U Lum Plaza

D6: Treasure Island. 810 Avenue D at 10th Street, in Catholic Charities parking lot

June 22

*D4: 37th Avenue in front of AP Giannini Middle School (Enter from Ortega Street)

D1: Ocean Beach across Beach Chalet

July 20

*D9: John O’Connell High School (Entrance on Harrison Street)

D8: James Lick Middle School (Entrance on 25th Street)

August 17

*D6: Golden Gate Disposal & Recycling. 900 7th Street (Enter at Berry Street)

D2: Marina Green (East Parking Lot)

September 21

*D10: Tennessee St between 23rd and 24th Street (Enter from 24th on Tennessee Street)

D11: June Jordan Elementary School (Enter from La Grande Avenue onto Brazil Avenue)

October 19

*D1: Ocean Beach across Beach Chalet

D4: 37th Avenue in front of AP Giannini Middle School (Enter from Ortega Street)

November 16

*D7: Lake Merced Boulevard at Sunset Boulevard

D5: Holis Street next to Rosa Parks Elementary School (between Ellis & O’Farrell)

* = Asterisks denote locations that provide shredding services and compost giveaway!

Appointments are recommended if you want faster service! Please call Recology Sunset Scavenger at (415) 330-1300 before 1:00 pm the Friday BEFORE each G3 event date.

You must be a resident of the host district to make an appointment. We also do not accept bulky items from non-City residents.

Look up your district HERE.

For more information or have questions, call (415) 587-2689 or email info@apaccsf.org

Missed a G3 event day? Please visit Recology’s website: https://www.recology.com/recology-san-francisco/bulky-items/

ECO Waste Recycling Program

The ECO Waste Recycling Program is a year-long program that educates Visitacion Valley residents on the new SF policies and changes regarding residential bins and what waste materials goes into each bin.

If you would like more information on this program, please email Kirstie Dutton at k.dutton@apaccsf.org.

Dance Class (Adults)

Offered Saturdays from 3-5 PM. Participants learn international ballroom dancing (without a partner). Dance class is FREE. Must complete an application before attending class.