Plastic containers numbered 1 through 7 (except black plastic, plastic bags, or polystyrene foam)
Small scrap metal
Green organics bin/cart (available at a reduced rate)
Food scraps (meat and bones, dairy, fruits, and vegetables
Food contaminated paper products (plates, napkins and cups)
Yard trimmings (grass clippings and prunings)
Please NO cooking oil, animal waste, treated wood or diapers. Use a kitchen pail for collecting food scraps in your home.
Biodegradable bags certified by the Biodegradable Products Institute are acceptable. View the list of acceptable bags.
Black garbage bin/cart
Bagged animal waste
Ceramics and glassware
Juice and soup boxes
Mirrors and window glass
Nursery plant containers
Plastic bags and film
Polystyrene foam packing
Regular light bulbs
Snack papers and wrappers
These items cannot be placed in the black garbage cart:
Batteries and cell phones
Fluorescent lights, tubes or CFLs
Household hazardous waste
Motor oil and filters
Sharps, needles, syringes or lancets
TVs, computers or monitors
Resources to help your business recycle more
Free internal recycling and compost containers (subject to availability) from Recology of San Mateo County.
Free technical assistance from Recology of San Mateo County's Recycling Coordinator to help your business divert more material from your garbage and answer questions about hard to recycle items like ink jet cartridges and packaging.