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BizSMART for Businesses

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BizSMART is the name of the program for the Recycle, Compost and Garbage collection services for commercial customers in the RethinkWaste service area.

Commercial customers include businesses, and property owners and managers, including multi-family property owners and managers.

Recology San Mateo County is your service provider, and the BizSMART services are designed to make it easier than ever for you to recycle.

If you are a property manager or owner, or a resident of a multi-family complex (apartments, condominiums, townhomes), please visit our BizSMART page for Multi-Families.

 

Recycle - Blue Cart/Bin

With single-stream recycling, you can place all of your recyclables (paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and metal) into the blue Recycle cart - no more sorting!

Visit Recology's Hard to Recycle page for suggestions on items that are not accepted for recycling in our CartSMART curbside program but we would like to keep out of the landfill.

  • Glass
    • Glass bottles & jars (lids ok)
  • Metal
    • Aerosol spray cans (must be empty) 
    • Aluminum cans
    • Aluminum foil & trays (must be clean)
    • Caps & lids from bottles, jars & cans 
    • Small scrap metal 
    • Steel (tin) cans
  • Plastic (#1-7)
    • Bottles
    • Tubs
    • Clamshells 
    • Cups 
    • Strawberry baskets 
  • Paper
    • Bags 
    • Cardboard (non-waxed)
    • Catalogs
    • Computer & office paper (all colors) 
    • Egg cartons
    • Envelopes 
    • Junk mail
    • Magazines
    • Milk & cartons
    • Juice & cartons
    • Newspaper
    • Packing & craft paper 
    • Paperback books 
    • Phone books 
    • Sticky note paper 
    • Shredded paper (place in paper bag labeled "Shredded Paper" first) 
    • Wrapping paper (non-metallic) 
  • Please, NO:
    • Automotive parts & products 
    • Batteries & cell phones 
    • Black plastic 
    • Diapers
    • Drinking glasses 
    • Flower & nursery pots 
    • Food
    • Garbage
    • Garden hoses 
    • Household hazardous waste 
    • Juice, soup or soy milk boxes with foil liners
    • Light bulbs (incandescents, fluorescents or HIDs)
    • Mirrors
    • Plastic bags
    • Plastic corks 
    • Plastic & wire hangers 
    • Plastic film, shrink wrap & bubble wrap 
    • Soiled paper (paper cups, plates, napkins, towels, take-out boxes & greasy pizza boxes)
    • Styrofoam packaging & food containers
    • Packing peanuts
    • Styrofoam egg cartons 
    • Waxed cardboard & paper 
    • Window glass 

Compost - Green Cart/Bin

Food scraps collection is easy! Use your kitchen pail, or any other container that you would like to collect your food scraps in before emptying into your Compost Cart. It's environmentally the right thing to do, and can greatly help you reduce the amount of garbage you have!

Still not sure about composting? Check out Recology's Composting Tips for suggestions and ideas.

  • Food Scraps
    • Bread, grains & pasta 
    • Bones
    • Coffee grounds
    • Dairy 
    • Eggshells
    • Fish & shellfish 
    • Fruit (pits ok)
    • Meat
    • Poultry 
    • Vegetables
  • Paper Products
    (food- & beverage-soiled only)
    • Coffee filters
    • Ice cream containers 
    • Paper bags 
    • Paper cups
    • Paper plates
    • Paper napkins 
    • Paper towels
    • Paper take-out boxes & containers 
    • Pizza boxes
    • Tea bags
    • Waxed cardboard & paper 
    • Wine corks (natural only) 
  • Yard Trimmings
    • Branches & brush
    • Flowers & floral trimmings
    • Grass & yard clippings
    • Leaves
    • Tree trimmings
    • Untreated, clean wood 
  • Please, NO:
    • Animal waste 
    • Ash 
    • Cat litter 
    • Concrete & asphalt 
    • Cooking oil 
    • Diapers
    • Dirt, rocks & bricks 
    • Glass
    • Liquids 
    • Palm fronds 
    • Plastic bags
    • Plastic corks 
    • Plywood 
    • Recyclables (glass, aluminum, paper & plastics #1-7) 
    • Styrofoam packaging, food containers & peanuts
    • Treated & painted wood 

Garbage - Black Cart/Gray Bin

Once you recycle and compost everything that you can in the blue and green carts, there shouldn't be much left for the black Garbage Cart!

Visit Recology's Hard to Recycle page for suggestions on items that are not accepted for recycling in our CartSMART curbside program but we would like to keep out of the landfill.

  • Acceptable
    • Animal waste (bagged)
    • Black plastic 
    • Bubble wrap 
    • Cat litter 
    • Ceramics 
    • Clothing & linens 
    • Coat hangers 
    • Diapers
    • Dishware & glassware
    • Foil-backed & plastic-backed paper
    • Glass mirrors & windows
    • Incandescent light bulbs
    • Juice or soy milk-type boxes with foil liners
    • Pens & pencils 
    • Plastic bags, film & wrappers
    • Rubber bands 
    • Snack bags & wrappers 
    • Styrofoam
  • Please, NO:
    • Batteries & cell phones 
    • Fluorescent lights, tubes & CFLs 
    • Household hazardous waste 
    • Liquids 
    • Medicines 
    • Motor oil & oil filters 
    • Sharp objects 
    • TVs, computers, music players & other electronics 

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