Shoreway Facility Tours Temporarily Suspended

Updated April 29, 2020

Tours scheduled for June 2020 will proceed at this time, but no new tour requests will be processed. The status of the Shoreway Tour Program aligns with the closure of public access to the Shoreway Environmental Center facility for the duration of the San Mateo County Shelter in Place order. RethinkWaste staff will continue to provide updates as the COVID-19 situation progresses. Please check back here for updates.

If you are not able to attend a tour, but are interested in waste reduction education, please view alternative activities and resources on our Teaching Tools page.


Updated April 3, 2020

Tours scheduled for May and June 2020 will proceed at this time, but no new tour requests will be processed. The status of the Shoreway Tour Program aligns with the closure of public access to the Shoreway Environmental Center facility for the duration of the San Mateo County Shelter in Place directive. RethinkWaste staff will continue to provide updates as the COVID-19 situation progresses. Please check back here for updates.

If you are not able to attend a tour but are interested in waste reduction education, please view alternative activities and resources on our Teaching Tools page.


Due to increasing concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and recently issued directives from San Mateo County Health, the Shoreway Tour Program is suspended starting today March 11 for the rest of March 2020 and for all of April 2020. This includes our previously planned Shoreway Tours: Weekend Edition for April 4 and 5. The health and safety of our visitors is our top priority and postponing tours is a precautionary measure to help prevent the possible spread of the virus.

RethinkWaste Staff is closely following the progress of this rapidly changing situation and will let everyone know whether or not tours can be rescheduled or continue for May or June 2020. Please check back to our website or our social media channels for updates. These actions are in line with many cities and school districts in our RethinkWaste service area and we will continue to look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and San Mateo County Health as our primary source of information and guidance.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact RethinkWaste staff.