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Residential Recycling

Recology Weekly Recycling Begins January 2017– On Monday, October 24, 2016, the City Council approved an extension (until December 31, 2022) of services from Recology of the Coast, our Solid Waste Collection service provider. As a result of the extension, Recology of the Coast: 1) will not increase rates during calendar year 2017; and 2) will increase service pickups of recyclable materials from biweekly to weekly beginning January 1, 2017, at no additional cost. The City looks forward to continuing its relationship with Recology of the Coast.

Recology of the Coast offers free recycling collection to all residents. Recyclables are need not be separated but must be placed in three 6-gallon recycling bins and set out on the curb every week on garbage day. In May of 2010, residents will recieve new wheeled carts for recycling (single stream - no separating or sorting) and organics (compostables including food scraps) in advance of new collection services.  Watch your mail for more information about new containers and services.  Please contact Recology of the Coast with any questions regarding curbside recycling at 650-355-9000. Materials accepted in curbside recycling program include:

  • newspaper
  • mixed paper
  • cardboard (flattened, bundled & placed on the curb)
  • paperboard, cracker and cereal boxes
  • aluminum cans
  • bi-metal cans
  • plastic #1 – #7
  • standard household batteries (separate from other recyclables in a plastic bag)
  • clear/colored glass
  • Compostables/Organics

Residents can also drop off material at the recycling yard located at 1046 Palmetto Avenue in Pacifica. Drop-off hours are from 8:00am - 4:00pm (closed from noon - 1:00pm for lunch). Drop-off items accepted include:

  • tires
  • white goods
  • metals
  • plastic
  • glass
  • wood

The greenwaste curbside program has been expanded. Greenwaste is now picked up every other week on the same day as your garbage pick-up. For more information or pick-up dates, call Recology at 650-355-9000. You may use your own container - simply place it next you your garbage can at the curb.

Beverage Container Buyback Locations
RecycleWorks of San Mateo County:
Beverage container buyback locations can be found on the RecycleWorks website. Click here for a list of locations.

Junk Mail Recycling
Learn more about preventing and/or recycling your junk mail at Recycle Works Junk Mail.

Special Event Recycling
Are you on the planning committee for a special event? Learn how to handle recycling at your event Recycle Works Event Recycling.

Apartment Recycling Service
CSC offers free recycling to all multi-family dwelling facilities. Bins are provided for cardboard and mixed recyclables. Contact your apartment manager for the location of the bins at your complex.

Other Recycling Facilities
Do you have items to be recycled that are not accepted by CSC? If so, find other recycling facilities available in the area listed at Recycle Works Searchable Database.