CartSMART is the name of the program for the weekly Recycle, Compost and Garbage collection services that started January 3, 2011 for residents in the RethinkWaste service area with Recology San Mateo County as your collection service provider.
The CartSMART program is a 3-cart system consisting of the following:
- Recycle - Blue Cart
For single stream recycling, where all recyclables will be mixed together - no more sorting! You can mix newspapers, junk mail, cardboard and other paper products with plastic, metal and glass containers.
- Compost - Green Cart
For yard trimmings and food scraps and food and beverage-soiled paper products. Things like leftovers, meat and bones, dairy, fruits, vegetables, pizza boxes and paper plates, napkins and cups will be composted along with grass clippings, prunings and other yard trimmings.
- Garbage - Black Cart
For anything that can't be recycled or composted. Things like Styrofoam packaging, peanuts and food containers; bagged animal waste and diapers; ceramics, glassware, mirrors and window glass; wrappers and juice pouches; black plastic; and plastic bags, buckets and broken toys.