BizSMART is the name of the program for the new Recycle, Compost and Garbage collection services for commercial customers in the RethinkWaste service area. Commercial customers include businesses, and property owners and managers, including multi-family property owners and managers.
As of January 1, 2011, Recology San Mateo County will be your new service provider, replacing Allied Waste whose contract with your jurisdiction ended on December 31, 2010. The new services make it easier than ever for you to recycle.
Single-stream recycling is here! You can place all of your recyclables into one container, including paper, cardboard, metal, glass and plastic. No more separating! Commercial customers that subscribe to garbage collection services are entitled to single-stream recycling services at NO ADDITIONAL Cost.
Recycling Buddy Bags are available to tenants of multi-family complexes at no additional cost and to make recycling more convenient. These can be used by tenants to collect their recyclable in their home and then emptied into the centralized Recycle Cart/Bin.
Do you know all of the items that can go in a Compost Cart/Bin? Food scraps, landscape materials, waxed paper and cardboard, wooden crates and pallets, and much more can all be composted. Compost collection services are offered at REDUCED rates of at least 25% less than Garbage rates.
Kitchen pails are available to tenants of multi-family complexes at no additional cost and to make composting more convenient. These can be used by tenants to collect their food scraps in their home and then emptied into the centralized Compost Cart/Bin.
This is for garbage only, after you've put all of your recyclables in the blue cart/bin, and your compostables in the green cart/bin. If you don't have Compost collection services, we encourage you to subscribe. By recycling more, and composting, you may be able to reduce your garbage service level, which may result in cost savings.
Beginning July 1, 2010, Recology San Mateo County will visit commercial customers to discuss the advantages of the new recycling and compost services. If you are not currently subscribed to a recycling service and are interested in doing so, or if you're already recycling and have questions, contact Recology at BizSMART brochure.or firstname.lastname@example.org. Recycling is SMART business! Make your business go - in more ways than one! To learn more, click here for the new
If you have metal Garbage, Recycle or Compost bins, those will be repainted or exchanged starting January 2011 to reflect the new services. This will occur automatically, you won't have to do anything.