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Free Community Events

Community Shred and E-Scrap Recycling Events

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free Community Shred and Electronic Scrap (E-Scrap) events held annually by RethinkWaste and Recology San Mateo County on behalf of our participating Member Agencies.

Shred Events

Bring paper documents and confidential materials for safe and secure shredding done onsite.

Proof of residency in the City hosting the event is required. Limit 3 standard size bankers boxes (10"x12"x15") per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, which ever comes first.

E-Scrap Recycling Events

Accepted items include: TVs, computers, printers, monitors, laptops, cables/cords, cell phones, MP3 and DVD players, and more (working or not). 

2019 Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Events (Click here for a flyer of all 2019 events

DATE COMMUNITY HOURS LOCATION ADDRESS
3/30/2019 Atherton 10 am-1 pm Atherton Town Hall Parking Lot 91 Ashfield Road, Atherton
4/6/2019 San Carlos* 9 am-1 pm Shoreway Environmental Center - Visitor Parking Lot 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos
4/13/2019 Belmont 9 am - 12 pm City Hall Parking Lot 1 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont
4/13/2019 Redwood City* 9am - 1 pm Public Works Parking Lot 1400 Broadway Street, Redwood City
5/5/2019 San Mateo 9 am - 12 pm Beresford Park Parking Lot 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo
5/11/2019 North Fair Oaks* 9 am - 12 pm North Fair Oaks Community Center 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City
5/18/2019 Foster City 9 am - 1 pm City Hall Parking Lot 610 Foster City Blvd, Foster City
6/15/2019 Hillsborough 9 am - 12 pm Town Hall Parking Lot 1600 Floribunda Ave, Hillsborough
6/29/2019 Burlingame 9 am - 1pm Caltrain Parking Lot "O" 1107 California Drive, Burlingame
7/24/2019 Foster City* 2 pm - 6 pm City Hall Parking Lot 610 Foster City Blvd, Foster City
8/17/2019 East Palo Alto 9 am - 12 pm New Sweet Home Church Parking Lot 2170 Capitol Avenue, East Palo Alto
9/7/2019 Foster City 9 am - 1 pm City Hall Parking Lot 610 Foster City Blvd, Foster City
9/14/2019 San Carlos* 9 am - 1 pm Shoreway Environmental Center - Visitor Parking Lot 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos
9/21/2019 Menlo Park 9 am - 12 pm Corporation Yard 333 Burgess Drive, Menlo Park
10/19/2019 San Mateo 9 am - 12 pm Beresford Park Parking Lot 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo
10/26/2019 County Franchised Area* 9 am - 12 pm Shoreway Environmental Center - Visitor Parking Lot 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos

*The San Carlos (April 6th and September 14th), Redwood City (April 13th), North Fair Oaks (May 11th), Foster City (July 24th) and County Franchise Area (October 26th) events are SHRED ONLY.

The County Franchise Area includes the following communities: Burlingame Hills, San Mateo Highlands and Baywood Park (Crystal Springs area), Harbor Industrial, Devonshire Canyon, Palomar Park, Oak Knoll, Kensington Square, Emerald Lake Hills, Sequoia Tract, and Trailer Rancho.

Compost Giveaway Community Events

Recology and RethinkWaste team up with its member communities to annually give away compost made from yard trimmings and food scraps collected from residents and businesses in the service area. It's a great soil amendment to enriching your plants and gardens. 
 
Residents in participating communities may take compost at no charge at select locations as long as supplies last (amount varies by community.) Citizens bring shovels, gloves, containers, and proof of residency, and leave with rich compost for their gardens.
 
Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming Compost Giveaway Events.
 
Can't make it to an event? No worries, as we provide compost for free to residents year-round at our Shoreway Environmental Center and have a free compost giveaway program for schools. Find more information here.
 

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