Pacifica Residential Recycling, Organics & Garbage Program
Recology of the Coast specializes in resource recovery programs and provides recycling, composting and garbage services to single family and multi-family homes. With over 90 years of experience, Recology has the expertise to meet your needs.
Resource recovery is more important than ever before. To preserve our natural resources, we work to close the loop on organic and recyclable materials by diverting them from going to landfills. Whether you are looking for recycling and compost services or garbage collection, Recology of the Coast provides a range of options to you.
The collection day for your blue Recycling cart is every other week on your regular garbage day. If you do not know what week to put out your Recycling you can search through the interactive Recycling schedule.
|Acceptable Recycling Materials|
Only place recyclable materials into your blue container!
Please empty and rinse all food and beverage containers.
All colors of beverage and food containers
Narrow-neck plastic containers marked #1 - #7 and Wide mouth plastics #2 through #5
Most clean and dry household paper:
|Unacceptable Recycling Materials|
Please do not place the following non-recyclable materials into your blue container!
Electronic / Universal Waste
|Household Hazardous Waste
Non-Recyclable Glass, Metal, Paper and Plastic
Reminder: Your green cart for Organic Waste is collected every week on your regular garbage day.
Acceptable Organic Materials
|Important Green Waste Notes!
|Unacceptable Organic Materials|
Please DO NOT place the following materials into your green container!
All garbage, recycle and organics containers must be placed at the curb by 6:00am on your regular service day and removed from the curb no later than 12 hours after service. Click here for more detailed information.
- We are not responsible for any articles left on or near collection containers.
- Please report any missed collections to our office by the following business day.
- Please put your garbage in bags before placing in your container, to help prevent loose trash from falling out on windy days or when the container is emptied.
- Extra Garbage must be bagged and arrangements made with our office in advance for pickup.
- For your convenience, Extra Bag Tags are also available and allow you to put out extra garbage on your regular service day without having to call ahead. To purchase Extra Bag Tags contact Recology of the Coast at (650) 355-9000.
|Acceptable Garbage Materials|
Only put un-recyclable materials into your gray container!
|Unacceptable Garbage Material|
Please do not place the following materials into your gray container!
|Electronic / Universal Waste
Hot Ashes or Coals
Recyclable Glass, Metal, Paper and Plastic
Want to be more Earth-Friendly?
Instead of using the black, white or clear plastic bags for your garbage, start using biodegradable bags. These bags will decompose in our landfills in less than 5 years whereas the plastic bags will sit there for decades! Here are a few stores nearby that carry biodegradable bags:
San Pedro Ave.
Pacifica (Pedro Point)
2801 San Bruno Ave.
(SB Ave. & Skyline Blvd.)
San Bruno, 94066
1010 Park Place
San Mateo, 94403
|Please contact us if you have any questions.|
NOTE: Biodegradable bags are to be used in your garbage cart only.
DO NOT use these bags in either your blue Recycling or green Organics/Green Waste carts.
Available Cart Sizes
There are four different cart sizes available with Recology of the Coast. The size of your garbage cart determines your monthly rate. The more you utilize your recycling and organics carts, the smaller your garbage cart will need to be.
Life Line Low Income Requirements
If you use a 20 gallon garbage cart and satisfy the requirements for the PG&E CARE Program, you may qualify for the Life Line Low Income discount. Please refer to the chart below.
|Number of Persons in Household||Annual Income|
|For each additional person, add||$7,920|
If you meet the requirements above, please bring in or mail a copy of your PG&E bill to our office. If you have questions please contact Customer Service at (650) 355-9000.
Be advised: The numbers above are based on PG&E's CARE Program and change once a year. The chart above is up to date and valid through July 2013.
Special Collection Programs
Bulky Item Pick-Up Program
Recology of the Coast offers a special pickup service for large or bulky items as well as extra garbage bags from your curb. Couches, mattresses and washing machines are examples of bulky items which are too large to be disposed of with your normal collection.
Each residence is given 2 collections per year. Each collection is limited to either 5-32gallon bags OR one (1) large item no longer than 6 feet and no heavier than 200 pounds. If you wish to use both of your collections on the same day, you may request to do so at the time of scheduling.
This service is offered Monday - Friday and is available on any day you choose. Please notify our office 24hours in advance of your desired pick-up day. Pick-Ups are non-transferable and cannot be carried over from year to year.
NOTE: Weight limits may apply and acceptability of items is at the discretion of the driver. Also, Hazardous items are not accepted curbside. Please click here for recycling and disposal information.
For more information or to schedule an On-Call Collection, please contact our customer service department.
Extra Bag Tags
Extra Garbage must be bagged and arrangements made with our office in advance for pickup. For your convenience, Extra Bag Tags are also available and allow you to put out extra garbage on your regular service day without having to call ahead. To purchase Extra Bag Tags contact Recology of the Coast.
The following PDF forms can be printed for easy reference. You will need the free Acrobat Reader to view these files.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, those residents defined as disabled, and whose disability prevents their placing containers at the curbside, shall have the option of placing their containers near their dwelling, visible from curbside. Recology of the Coast will pick up the refuse from this location, or any other location suitable to both parties, and return your container to the same location.
To help keep usable items out the landfill, which helps preserve our environment, please consider joining the Coastside region of San Mateo County's Freecycle Group.
This online group gives residents and businesses another resource for reuse within our community. All items posted on the website must be FREE. So if you have something to give or perhaps there is something you need, Freecycle may be just the answer.
To learn more, visit the Freecycle website.