Garbage & Recycling
Garbage and recycling pick-up service is a franchise granted by the Town through the South Bayside Waste Management Authority to Recology.
225 Shoreway Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
Trash, Recyclables and Organics Collection
Trash, recyclables and organics are collected weekly.
Residents are encouraged to place the recycling containers at the curb no sooner than the evening prior to the pickup and to remove them as soon as possible after pickup, but no later than the evening of pickup.
Complaints About Service
Residents should first contact Recology at (650) 595-3900 about their concerns. In general, most problems can be resolved with a phone call. The Town's franchise requires Recology to be responsive to residents' needs, and procedures are in place for the Town to fine Recology for patterns of poor customer service.
Mandatory Commercial Recycling - AB 341
The new California Assembly Bill (AB) 341 requires all businesses that generate four (4) or more cubic yards of garbage per week to recycle by July 1, 2012. The specific statutory language for AB 341 can be found in the State’s Public Resources Code: PRC Division 30, Part 3, Chapter 12.8, Section 42649.
Businesses include, but are not limited to:
- Office buildings
- Strip malls
- Government offices
The purpose of the new law is to:
- Reduce garbage from landfills
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
For more information please visit the Rethink Waste website.
In addition to having recycling services services provided by Recology, customers can also self-haul the recyclables or arrange for their pickup.
Construction and Demolition Debris
Atherton requires applicants for demolition and building permits to execute and adhere to a Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan. Contact the Town’s Building Department for additional information.
South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA) - www.rethinkwaste.org
The Town is a member of a joint powers authority that includes 11 other public agencies. The SBWMA owns the Shoreway Environmental Center where all trash, recyclables and organics is delivered after collection from the Town.
For additional information about recycling programs contact:
San Mateo County Recycling Program 1-888-442-2666
San Mateo County Household Hazardous Waste (650) 363-4718