My Recology Service - Recology San Mateo County
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My Recology Service

As a resident of San Mateo County, Recology San Mateo County will work with you to develop tailored solutions to your recycling, organics, and garbage collection needs.


Food scraps, soiled paper, and plants go in the green compost cart. Why compost? Do you currently have compost service and need a kitchen pail? You can order a free pail by sending an email through the Contact Us page.


Paper, glass bottles, cardboard, cans, and plastic bottles, tubs, & containers. No black plastic, plastic bags or plastic packaging.


What is landfill? Not much! Thin plastics (bags and saran wrap), cat litter, animal waste, Styrofoam, ceramics, and broken glass to name a few. To see a full list of items, view our sorting guide.


Hazardous Waste:

Hazardous waste does not belong in any of our three carts. For more information on Hazardous Waste, please click here.


Language Assistance:
Outreach is available in up to 170 different languages through our language line. Give us a call at 650.595.3900 or visit our “What Goes Where” page for assistance.



Size Length Width Height
*20-gallon 24 19.75 37.5
**32-gallon 24.25 19.25 38.50
64-gallon 31.75 24.25 41.75
96-gallon 35.25 29.75 43.25

*20 gallon is not currently offered in Burlingame and West Bay.
**20 and 32 gallon carts do look very similar in size, however, the 20 gallon cart has an in-mold volume reducer to diminish its capacity.

View the visual dimensions.

Cart Placement: Please place your bins curbside in the street, with the wheels against the curb and the lid pointed toward the street. If you live on a street without a curb you can place them roadside. Place your bins about 2-3 feet apart, all facing the same direction. This helps out our drivers to ensure quick and safe service.


For drop-off rates and hours of operation, please visit South Bay Recycling at Shoreway. The Shoreway Environmental Center is operated by South Bay Recycling and owned by RethinkWaste, also known as the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA).


For large items that don’t fit in your bins, like old furniture, appliances, or mattresses, schedule a curbside Bulky Item Collection (BIC).


Garbage and recycling schedules and reminders for customers of Recology. View your garbage and recycling schedule and receive collection notifications all from within this app.

Download the Recology Mobile App to schedule a BIC, look up or schedule services, pay your bill, set service reminders, and more.

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