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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.
 

Recycling

Recology of the Coast Recycling Cart 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.

Glass

All colors of beverage and food containers

  • Beverage bottles (beer, juice, soda)
  • Mayonnaise jars
  • Spaghetti sauce jars

Metal
  • Rinsed food and beverage cans
    (aluminum, steel, and tin)
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Loose lids from jars


Plastic Containers

Narrow-neck plastic containers marked #1 - #7 and Wide mouth plastics #2 through #5

  • Detergent and shampoo containers
  • Milk and orange juice jugs
  • Party cups
  • Water bottles
  • Yogurt, margarine and butter tubs

Batteries
  • Recycle household batteries by sealing them in a clear plastic bag and placing them ON TOP of your recycling cart.

Paper

Most clean and dry household paper:

  • Cardboard (flattened and broken down)
  • Computer, copy and fax paper
  • Envelopes
  • File folders
  • Food boxes (cereal, crackers, remove liners)
  • Glossy paper
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines, catalogs and phone books
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bags
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paperback & phone books
  • Shredded paper (to help reduce litter, please place shredded paper in paper bags before placing in cart)
  • Soft-cover and hard-cover books
Unacceptable Recycling Materials
Please do not place the following non-recyclable materials into your blue container!
Construction Debris
  • Concrete, rocks, dirt

Electronic / Universal Waste
  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

Organic Waste
  • Food Scraps, grass, leaves, tree and bush cuttings
Household Hazardous Waste
  • Paints, solvents, cooking oil, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks - propane tanks

Non-Recyclable Glass, Metal, Paper and Plastic

Organics

Recology of the Coast Yard Waste ProgramReminder: Your green cart for Organic Waste is collected every week on your regular garbage day.

 

 Acceptable Organic Materials

Green Waste
  • Branches
  • Brush
  • Floral trimmings
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Tree and shrub cuttings
  • Weeds

All Food
  • Bones
  • Bread
  • Eggshells
  • Fruits
  • Meat
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Shellfish
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Vegetables

Paper Waste
  • Napkins
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Paper towels/plates
  • Tea bags
  • Coffee grounds/filters
  • Paper/cardboard "to-go" containers
  • Paper milk cartons
Important Green Waste Notes!
  • Do not put yard waste in plastic bags.
     
  • Green waste must fit inside toter and lid must be closed.
     
  • Small branches should be cut into three-foot lengths or less.
     
  • Our trucks can pick up yard waste toters weighing up to 150 pounds. Toters filled to capacity with some materials can exceed the weight limit and will not be emptied.

Green Waste / Organics Cart
Unacceptable Organic Materials
Please DO NOT place the following materials into your green container!
Construction Debris
  • Concrete, rocks, sod, dirt, asphalt, lumber, plywood, particle board or other construction materials

Garbage
  • Plastic bags
  • Non-recyclable items

 

Electronic / Universal Wastes

  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches


 

Recyclable Material
  • Recyclable glass, metal, paper and plastic

 

Household Hazardous Wastes

  • Paints, solvents, cooking oil, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks - propane tanks

Garbage

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!
Glass
  • Auto, mirror and tinted glass
  • Glassware, crystal and dinnerware
  • Light bulbs

Metal
  • Clothes hangers
  • Scrap metal
Plastic
  • Shrink wrap and plastic bags
  • Styrofoam/polystyrene containers and packing peanuts
  • Toys, trays, garden hoses
  • Unmarked plastics

 

Wet Waste

  • Animal and human waste
Unacceptable Garbage Material
Please do not place the following materials into your gray container!
Construction Debris
  • Concrete, rocks, dirt, lumber, dirt, rocks, plywood or particle board

Organic Material
  • Food scraps
  • Food soiled papers, food wrappings, napkins, tissues or towels
  • Grass, leaves, tree and bush cuttings
  • Paper towels, napkins and facial tissues
  • Wax coated cardboard and paper products
Electronic / Universal Waste
  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

Hot Ashes or Coals



Household Hazardous Waste

  • Paints, solvents, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks - propane tanks

Recyclable Glass, Metal, Paper and Plastic
  • All recyclable materials
 

Want to be more Earth-Friendly?

Recology - Go Organic!

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:

 

Ace Hardware
San Pedro Ave.
Pacifica (Pedro Point)
650-359-2401

 

Mollie Stones
851 Cherry Ave
(Bayhill Shopping Center)
San Bruno, 94066
650-873-8075

Lunardi's
2801 San Bruno Ave.
(SB Ave. & Skyline Blvd.)
San Bruno, 94066
650-952-2851
Whole Foods
1010 Park Place
San Mateo, 94403
650-358-6900
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.


Available Sizes:

20-gallon 32-gallon 48-gallon 64-gallon
20 Gallon Toter 32 Gallon Toter 48 Gallon Toter 64 Gallon Toter

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
1$22,340
2$30,260
3$38,180
4$46,100
5$54,020
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 ProgramRecology San Bruno Bulky Item Collection

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.

 

Printable Material

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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.

Freecycle
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.