I think you should just go online ans check your local requirements. For instance, in my town we have to bring everything to the dump ourselves. They are crappy about recycling, only taking plastics #s 1 and 2, and only bottles with necks at that... Ugh.
But where I work, we have curbside pickup. Into a paper bag, separate from the bin, goes all the non-contaminated cardboard (for instance, pizza boxes cannot be recycled) newspaper, paper. All rinsed plastics, #s 1-7, all rinsed tin cans, rinsed glass - that goes in the bin.
That's how MY town does it
I'd just google "san francisco recycling program" or "san francisco recycling guide" and it will tell you how THEY want it done in your county.