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Community Clean-Ups

San Bruno residents are welcome to attend Community Clean Ups to dispose of unwanted bulk items, latex paint and electronics. NO hazardous waste or chemicals will be accepted.

Events are self serve drop off – you must be able to unload your car yourself. Limit of 3 cubic yards per resident (3x3x9). Event is for San Bruno residents only. Must show proof of ID.

Date and Time: The Fall Community Drop-Off Event will be held on Saturday, October 14th, 2023, from 8 AM to 11 AM. The event location is at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Parking Lot (975 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, CA 94066).

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Free Compost Giveaways and Workshops

San Bruno Residents are welcome to attend annual Compost Giveaways to collect nutrient rich composted soil to help invigorate their home gardens.

Date and Time: The 2023 Compost Giveaway will be held on October 14th and October 15th, 2023, starting at 8:00am. Compost will be available at Lions Field Back Parking Area (First Base Line) – 500 1st Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066.

Learn how to turn your kitchen food scraps and yard trimmings into a rich soil amendment that will help your garden thrive. Compost Workshops are held at different locations within San Mateo County; continue to check back as they change monthly.

Workshops are free. Reservations are not necessary but encouraged so there is a way to contact participants in case a class is canceled. To reserve a space in a workshop or for more information, please call the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability at 888-442-2666 or by emailing [email protected].



To help keep our community sustainable and keep reusable items out of our landfill, consider joining San Bruno’s Freecycle Group.  This online group gives residents and businesses another resource for reuse within our community.  All items posted on the website must be FREE. If you have something to offer, or perhaps there is something you need, Freecycle may be your answer.



Donate used or outdated office supplies to RAFT. Before you head to the recycling center or throw things into the dumpster, consider contacting RAFT.  RAFT will assess your clean business discards, and take whatever is acceptable. There are very few materials that RAFT does not accept. In fact, it’s often the most unusual items that spark the most creative hands-on learning ideas and activities!

RAFT Acceptable Items:
Any used office item in good condition is, to RAFT, a newfound treasure – and that goes double for computer equipment! Some great items include:

    • labels
    • folders
    • binders
    • CD cases
    • CDs
    • printers
    • scanners
    • rulers
    • erasers
    • pens and pencils
    • rubber bands
    • paper clips
    • post-it notes
    • index cards