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.
This will be the new residential and commercial garbage collection services effective 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. Exact Rates [link to Rates section] are still to be determined.
(South Bayside Waste Management Authority SBWMA) Phone: (650) 802-3500
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.
Not sure what to do with household materials that are not collected by regular curbside recycling? Check out the RecycleWorks website and enter your zip code 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 County website.