About Us

South San Francisco Scavenger Company (SSFSC) and Blue Line Transfer,Inc. are family-owned companies that have been providing solid waste and recycling services to our local communities since 1914. We strive to provide quality service to our customers, minimize the negative impacts of our collection and processing operations and maintain a safe work environment for our employees. We proudly serve businesses and residents in South San Francisco, Millbrae, Brisbane and San Francisco International Airport.

SSFSC provides a full range of pre- and post-collection services to assure efficient, responsive, and hands-on waste management in the face of rapidly changing regulatory and environmental challenges. Since moving to their current location in 2001, SSFSC and Blue Line Transfer and Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) continue to upgrade their processing equipment to accommodate increased diversion of construction and demolition debris, wood waste, plastics, commercial food waste and other materials. Read more about it here

Since our inception we have been on the cutting-edge of the latest advances in waste management technology and service. In 2013, we began construction on the nation’s first anaerobic digestion facility that processes food scraps into compressed natural gas (CNG), which fuels our collection fleet. Our efforts have been recognized with multiple community awards.




Fast Facts

Over 120


over 250,000

tons of waste collected annually




tons of food scraps, yard trimmings and food soiled paper products converted into renewable fuel and compost, every year.

What others say about us

only ever delightful customer service, cardboard dumpster, trash dumpster and two recycling toters pick up.

while there is no other option in ssf, scavenger knows this and does the best job possible for the community it serves. i have only ever been impressed with what they do.

paul s.San Jose, CAYelp

We’ve been a residential and business customer for years (15+) and never had a problem.  They take extra bags for us, put our cans back where they belong, and we’ve never had a complaint.   They forgot us once (since our cans are behind a fence, and I called and they came over the same night to get our bags.  That’s service!

LeftCoast Y.San Bruno, CAYelp

recycling here is organized. Bring your id. It does however stink here.

Diane S.Houston, TXYelp

South San Francisco Scavenger Company has THE best customer service staff.  I wish there was a way to have them train the people I have to deal with on the phone every day.  It would make it a lot easier not to feel the decline in business.

Grace G.South San Francisco, CAYelp

Family-owned since our founding in 1914.