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Recology San Mateo County


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Temporary Office Closure

The Recology San Mateo County Administration Office is temporarily closed to the public due to damages caused by the recent floods. Our Call Center remains open and can be reached by calling 650.595.3900, Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Thank you for your patience during our temporary office closure. Please stay safe and be well.

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How to Compost

Composting food scraps at your house or apartment can become an easy habit. Follow these easy steps!

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Community Shred, E-Scrap Recycling, & Compost Events

Residents are encouraged to participate in the Community Shred, Electronic Scrap (E-Scrap), and Compost Giveaway events, sponsored annually by Recology San Mateo County and coordinated through RethinkWaste.  Event schedules are subject to change throughout the year. Please visit the RethinkWaste website for the most up-to-date schedule of events.  {lease not that some events may require […]

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Waste Zero Services

Our Waste Zero Team helps businesses apply best management practices in collecting recycling, compost and landfill materials. We provide a single point of contact to help you implement new recycling programs or improve your existing program and make sure you have the resources you need.

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South Bay Recycling Drop Off

Drop off a variety of items at South Bay Recycling for disposal, including recyclables, hazardous waste, electronic waste, and bulky items.

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There are several items that we can’t accept in our recycling program, but we don’t want to see them end up in the landfill either. Many of these items can be taken to special recycling locations, or reused by local businesses.