Your Three Carts - Recology of the Coast: Pacifica
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Your Three Carts

While you are sorting your compost and recycling, we are finding new ways to reuse your materials.  Whether you are a Pacifica business owner, property manager, or resident, we work with you to tailor recycling, composting, and landfill programs based on your needs.

Wondering what goes where?  You can also print our sorting guides and posters.



Food scraps, soiled paper, and plants go in the green compost cart.  Residential compost collection is weekly.



Paper, bottles, cans, and most plastics (no plastic bags!)  Residential recycling collection is weekly.



What is trash? Not much! Thin plastics (bags and saran wrap), cat litter, ceramics, broken glass to name a few.


Place containers at the curb by 6:00am on your regular service day and remove them
from the curb no later than 12 hours after service.
Set up or change service

Americans with Disabilities Act
Disabled residents (pursuant to Americans with Disabilities Act) who are unable to place their containers at the curb
have the option of placing their containers beside their home, visible from curbside. Please let us know.



Recology of the Coast Recycling Yard


The size of your garbage cart determines your monthly collection rate – the less garbage you generate, the smaller your garbage cart and your bill. We offer 20, 32, 48, and 64 gallon carts. Please contact us for detailed rate information.

Place containers at the curb by 6:00am on your regular service day, and remove them from the curb no later than 6pm.

Lifeline Rates
In Pacifica, low-income households may be eligible for a discount for services. Qualification depends on household size and total annual income.  If you use a 20 gallon garbage cart and satisfy the requirements for the PG&E CARE Program, you may qualify for the Life Line Low Income discount. Please refer to the chart below.

# Persons in
Household    Annual Income

1-2          $32,040 or less

3              $40,320 or less

4              $48,600 or less

5              $56,880 or less

6              $65,160 or less

7              $73,460 or less

8              $81,780 or less

If you meet the requirements above, please bring in or mail a copy of your PG&E bill to our office.