Community Events

RecycleWorks Volunteer Academy

This County of San Mateo's RecycleWorks program is offering resource conservation courses at no-cost. These courses will provide volunteers with knowledge about conserving resources in our homes, businesses, and communities, as well as promoting environmental awareness throughout our county.

Participants will earn a certificate of completion after fulfilling the course's volunteer commitment.

Please visit our website at or click on the links below for more information and feel free to pass it along to your friends, family and any other interested members of our San Mateo County community.

Courses offered this Fall:

-Composting Practices & Techniques

-Commercial Recycling: Program Options

-Green Business Practices

-Water Conservation, Stormwater & Wastewater Systems

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 to register or for more program information.

The following events are taking place in the City of Pacifica



Free Shredding Event

  • January 24, 2015
  • July 25, 2015

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 25, 2014
  • April 25, 2015

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


  • January 24, 2015
  • April 25, 2015
  • July 25, 2015
  • October 24, 2015

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



  • February 14, 2015
  • May 9, 2015
  • August 8, 2015
  • November 14, 2015

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.