Zero Waste Events

Headed for Zero Waste


Here in the City of San Mateo, we are dedicated to sustainability and the well-being of our environment and residents. All events sponsored by the City are geared towards achieving zero waste. This means that we strive to divert as much material as we can away from the landfill.

Below are examples of Zero Waste events hosted by the City of San Mateo:
Bay Front Clean-up
Date: Generally held on the third Saturday in September of each year.
Location: Ryder Park - 1801 J. Hart Clinton Drive -San Mateo, CA 94401
Every year, hundreds of volunteers pick up thousands of pounds of debris. After the event, we host a free BBQ to thank our volunteers for all their hard work. Come join in on the fun and help keep our Bay Front clean and beautiful! Be sure to check our website calendar for the exact date of this event.
Bayfront Cleanup Garbage
Central Park Music Series
Date:
Every Thursday evening through August 5th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Central Park
Sponsored by the City of San Mateo, this weekly FREE live music is a great venue to socialize with friends, get some much needed family time, or dance the night away!

Free Recycling Events
Date: Twice a year
Location: see specific event
E-waste drop off, community paper shred, and Goodwill drop off event available to City of San Mateo residents.


Hosting Your Own Zero Waste Event?


Interested in making your event or business more environmentally-friendly? Want to aim for Zero Waste?
  • RecycleWorks: Learn more about Environmental Purchasing Programs
  • Event Planning: Learn more about making your events more recycling-friendly