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A winner of the 2017 Bright Idea in Government Award from The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government


San Francisco Public Works operates the Pit Stop program, which provides clean and safe public toilets, sinks, used needle receptacles and dog waste stations in San Francisco's most impacted neighborhoods.

The program utilizes both portable toilets, which are trucked to and from the sites daily after overnight servicing at a remote location, and the semi-permanent JCDecaux self-cleaning toilets.

All the Pit Stop facilities are staffed by paid attendants who help ensure that the toilets are well maintained and used for their intended purpose. The program, which began in July 2014, now operates at 16 locations, providing an alternative to using our streets and sidewalks as a toilet. Not only do the people who need a bathroom benefit, but so do the neighborhoods.


  • Monday-Friday - 10 am to 5pm at Mendell Plaza
  • Monday-Sunday - 9 am to 8 pm at Market and 17th streets
Civic Center
  • Monday-Sunday - 9 am to 8 pm at Grove and Larkin streets
  • Monday-Sunday - 9 am to 8 pm at Stanyan and Waller streets
  • Monday-Friday - 12 pm to 7 pm at Haight and Buena Vista Ave West
  • Monday-Sunday - 9 am to 8 pm at Hallidie Plaza
  • Monday-Sunday - 9 am to 8 pm at U.N. Plaza
  • Monday-Sunday - 9 am to 8 pm at 16th and Mission streets
  • Monday-Friday - 11 am to 6 pm at 16th and Capp streets
  • Monday-Friday - 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Mission and Sycamore streets
  • Monday-Friday - 10:30 am to 5:30 pm at Natoma and Ninth streets
  • Monday-Friday - 11:30 am to 6:30 pm at McCoppin Hub
  • Monday-Friday - 2:30 pm to 9:30 pm at 6th and Jessie streets
  • Daily - 8 am to 4 pm at Victoria Manalo Draves Park, On Sherman St between Folsom and Harrison streets
  • Monday-Friday - 2 pm to 9 pm at 351 Ellis Street
  • Monday-Friday - 1 pm to 8pm at 99 Golden Gate
  • Monday-Friday - 1:30 pm to 8:30 pm at 200 Hyde Street





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