Community Events

Free Resource Conservation 101 Class

The Resource Conservation 101 class is a 3-hour foundational course that will provide students [14 yrs and up] with the general knowledge about conserving resources (solid waste, energy, water and pollution prevention).  Participants attending this class will be equipped to volunteer in their community for your city and/or RecycleWorks educating others about resource conservation topics they learned in the class. There are two opportunities to for you to attend the class:

Where: San Carlos...see flyer

When: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm

          Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Please contact Erin McNichol, our RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 650-599-1498 for more information.

The following events are taking place in the City of Pacifica:

 Free Shredding Event


  • January 25, 2014
  • July 26, 2014

Recycling Yard: 1046 Palmetto Ave, Pacifica

8:00am – 1:00pm (or until the shredding truck is full)

Each resident may bring up to six (6) banker boxes (or bags) of papers from shredding.

Be prepared to show proof of Pacifica residency…IDs will be checked



Free Composting Giveaway


  • October 26, 2013
  • April 26, 2014

Recycling Yard: 1046 Palmetto Ave, Pacifica

8:00am – 12:00pm (or until supply is gone)

Each resident may bring 2 – 30gal cans to collect compost. Only cans will be filled, no boxes or bags.

Be prepared to show proof of Pacifica residency…IDs will be checked



Free Quarterly Recycling Days

El Granada, Pillar Point, Princeton, Miramar, Montara and Moss Beach

Below you will find the Special Item Recycling Drop-Off Days in the County area for 2013. Remember, disposal is FREE and only one (1) trip per household, please.

El Granada, Miramar, Princeton

In the Burnham Strip parking lot at the end of Avenue Portola

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm


  • October 26, 2013
  • January 25, 2014
  • April 26, 2014
  • July 26, 2014
  • October 25, 2014

For more information call: 650-355-9000 or 650-726-7093

Montara, Moss Beach

Farallone View School, 250 LeConte & Kanoff in Montara

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm


  • November 9, 2013
  • February 8, 2014
  • May 10, 2014
  • August 9, 2014
  • November 8, 2014

For more information call: 650-355-9000 or 650-728-3545


Items Accepted Items NOT Accepted

Appliances (Limit 1 per household)

Batteries (auto & household)

Carpet & Carpet padding (1 room)

Cell Phones, pagers

Computers, Monitors, Keyboards

Fluorescent bulbs


Green Waste/Yard waste (limit of 4 - 30 gallon cans)

Mattress/Box Spring (1 set only)

Printers, Cartridges, Cables

Scrap Metal & Metal Car Parts

Small Fax & Copy Machines

Stereos, TVs, VCRs

Styrofoam (large blocks only)

Tires (auto, motorcycle, pick-up) - limit of 4

Unpainted wood

Antifreeze & Motor Oil


Hazardous Waste

Packing Peanuts

Paint, Aerosol Cans

Painted & Pressure Treated Wood



Tires (large truck or tractors)

Please contact us for more information.