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.
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.
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.