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Residential Recycling

Curbside
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
  • Coming in the Summer of 2010 - Compostables/Organics - watch for more information

Drop-Off
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

Greenwaste
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
Nexcycle:
909-726-2210
Lucky #7126 - 250 Fairmont Shopping Center
Safeway #3008 - 12 Manor Plaza
Safeway #304 - 1380 Linda Mar Shopping Center

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.