Environmental Partners

The Public Works Department would like to acknowledge our environmental partners who help make it possible to realize our vision for a safe and cleaner environment. Our partners provide a vast variety of resources and services to San Mateo’s residents.

See Special Recycling Programs to learn more about our top environmental partners and the services they provide.

Below, we list additional vital partners in our environmental mission:

California Coastal Commission

- North Central Coast Office
Phone: (415) 904-5260 or (415) 904-5200
Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Website: California Coastal Commission Website

Recology San Mateo County

Phone: (650) 595-3900
Website: Recology San Mateo County Website

Garbage and Recycling provider since January 1, 2011. All properties in San Mateo must have garbage service. There will be three carts (Green, Blue, and Black) provided to each household to separate your compost, recycling, and waste respectively. 
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South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA)

Phone: (650) 802-3500
Website: RethinkWaste

South Bay Waste Management Authority (SBWMA) consists of twelve member agencies including the City of San Mateo. The primary goal is to provide cost-effective waste reduction, recycling, and solid waste programs to its member agencies through the franchise hauler Recology.

On August 16, 2019, the buyback portion of Shoreway Environmental Center’s Public Recycling Center closed temporarily. RethinkWaste encourages people in search of alternate local buyback locations to visit recyclestuff.org. The Public Recycling Center remains open Monday - Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Click here for full details on items accepted.  
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San Mateo County Office of Sustainability - Waste Reduction

555 County Center, 5th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (888) 442-2666
Fax: (650) 361-8220
Website: San Mateo County Office of Sustainability - Waste Reduction

Not sure what to do with household materials that are not collected by regular curbside recycling? Check out the San Mateo County recycling website and to find out the nearest place to recycle your items. For a quick reference about materials accepted or to learn more about specific household hazardous waste materials, see the Flows to Bay website on Household Hazardous Waste.
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