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.
Commercial customers may use clear plastic bags to bundle their compostable materials.
Commercial customers may use clear plastic bags to bundle their recyclable materials.
Hazardous waste does not belong in any of our three carts. For more information on Hazardous Waste, please click here.
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.
CART SIZES & PLACEMENT
*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.
Cart Placement: Please place your bins curbside in the street before 6 AM of your service day, 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.
MATERIAL DROP OFF
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).
BULKY ITEM COLLECTION
For large items that don’t fit in your bins, like old furniture, appliances, or mattresses, schedule a curbside Bulky Item Collection (BIC).
RECOLOGY MOBILE APP
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.
Available for Android and iOS.