Harvesting rainwater with the help of a rain barrel is one of the simplest ways to lighten your water footprint, fight pollution, and prevent flooding. San Mateo residents who buy and install qualifying rain barrels can collect rebates of up to $100 per barrel. More than 700 of these low-cost rain barrels have been installed in our County to date.
Join the movement!
Visit the rain barrel webpage for rebate information, plus tips on installation and keeping your rain barrel ship-shape.
Car Wash Program
Every time you wash your car in the driveway or street, contaminants such as oil, grease, metals, dirt and soap can flow into storm drains. Storm drains discharge directly into our local creeks, the San Francisco Bay, and Pacific Ocean, polluting our environment. Take your car to a commercial car wash to prevent pollution and save up to 150 gallons of water per car wash!
Did you know that mattress retailers are required by law to remove your old mattress when delivering your new one? Didn't buy your new mattress from a retailer? Here's another way to not clutter our streets with an unwanted mattress: No charge drop off your old mattress at The San Carlos Transfer Station, 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos. Drop-off hours are
Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. or Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Visit www.byebyemattress.com for more options.