CartSMART Services & Rates

2022 Rate Changes

Effective Jan. 1, 2022. Click on the links below for details. 

Residential Services & Fees 

Commercial Services & Fees

CartSMART and BizSmart: Weekly Service
CartSmart Bins
Residential Service:
CartSMART is the name of the residential program for weekly Recycle, Compost and Garbage collection services. The CartSMART program is a 3-cart system consisting of the following:

  • Recycle - Blue Cart (64-gallon)
  • Compost - Green Cart (96-gallon)
  • Garbage - Black Cart (20, 32, 64 and 96-gallon)

Learn more about the carts.

Cart Placement -
Curbside/Roadside Service
Recology provides collection services utilizing fully automated collection vehicles that operate a mechanical arm to lift the carts. Please use the following guidelines when setting your carts out for service:

  • Place carts curbside in the street with the wheels against the curb and arrows on the lid pointed toward the street
  • If you live on a street without a curb, place them roadside
  • Place each cart approximately 24 inches, or 2 feet apart, all facing the same direction

Commercial Services
Recology San Mateo County is the City of San Mateo franchise commercial service provider for solid waste collection. BizSMART is the name of the commercial program for Recology’s weekly Recycle Compost and Garbage collection services.

BizSMART offer single stream recycling at no additional cost and compost collection at a discounted cost for all City of San Mateo commercial customers. This includes businesses, and property owners and managers, including multi-family property owners and managers.

A Recology Recycling Coordinator can offer technical assistance to help divert materials from your waste stream by increasing recycling and reducing your garbage service which may result in cost savings.

You can also show your customers, employees or tenants that you care about your impact on the environment and increase your visibility as a community leader.

Contact Recology at (650) 595-3900 or to take advantage of BizSMART.
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