Recycling & Solid Waste
The City requires residential, commercial and industrial property owners, occupants or operators to contract with Republic Services 888-442-2666 Recycle Works website.
State law (AB 341) mandates recycling at businesses that generate 4 or more cubic yards of waste per week and at multi-family dwellings of 5 or more units.
Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling
Project valued in excess of $5,000, requires a Construction and Demolition Debris Waste Management Plan (PDF) submitted to City Hall for review.
For the most current information regarding C&D recycling facilities, download RecycleWorks’ free Construction Site Recycling Guide (PDF).
Commercial Recycling & Disposal
Republic Services offers comprehensive recycling services to both large and small businesses. Call 650-592-2411 or visit Republic Services' website for more information.
Republic Services Information
- Green Business Certification though San Mateo County’s Green Business Program
- Collects mixed paper, cardboard, and bottles and cans in a single container
- Republic Services' commercial recycling service is provided with garbage service
Residential Recycling & Disposal
Republic provides residential customers with two on-call “cleanups” per year. Contact Republic Waste customer service at 650-592-2411 or Republic's website.
Nexcycle is a bottles-and-cans buy-back center behind the Safeway.
Hazardous & Electronic Waste Recycling/Disposal
It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste San Mateo County’s RecycleWorks maintains an excellent website of resources.
Hazardous Waste Policy
- Household batteries and cell phones in zip locked bag on top of their recycling cart
- No automotive batteries
- Lithium batteries must be taped and cell phones must be wrapped in paper before being placed in the plastic bag.
- Free pickup of electronics as part of its on-call cleanups 650-592-2411.
- Ocean Shore Hardware accepts batteries, small printer toner cartridges, CD’s and DVD’s, and cell phones. The store also accepts fluorescent light bulbs and latex-based paint.
- No car batteries
Ox Mountain Landfill on Highway 92 accepts used motor oil, oil filters, and antifreeze, but call to check at 650-726-1819.