Public Recycling Center Reopens Monday, August 3

RethinkWaste has reopened the Shoreway Public Recycling Center located at 333 Shoreway Road in San Carlos beginning today, Monday, August 3.

The Public Recycling Center (PRC) resumed regular business hours to serve as a free drop off location for residential customers ONLY. Items accepted for drop off at the PRC include: electronic waste, cooking oil, fluorescent lights, batteries, used motor oil and filters, and excess cardboard. A full list of accepted materials can be found at: RethinkWaste.org/PRC

Public Recycling Center regular business hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A reminder that Shoreway’s Transfer Station continues to be open to accept non-hazardous residential and commercial solid waste materials, landscaping/organic materials, and construction and demolition materials for a fee. Additionally, residents of the RethinkWaste service area can obtain up to two bags of high-quality compost materials for their gardens at no charge at the Transfer Station.

With this opening, RethinkWaste expects a ramp up of visitors (vehicles) and materials coming in. Alongside our facility contractor, South Bay Recycling, we are highly committed to ensuring all site employees and visitors stay safe. 

All site employees and visitors will be required to wear a face covering and observe all mandated physical distancing measures while on site. Any visitors not wearing a face covering will be asked to leave. All public visitors will be subject to a non-contact, temperature screening test in accordance with the local Health Order and any visitors who have excessive temperatures will not be allowed access to the facility. In addition, due to social distancing requirements, site employees will serve to direct visitors where to drop-off their items, but will not be able to assist customers with the placement of those items.

While we are looking forward to the re-opening of our Public Recycling Center, we encourage members of the public that can hold on to their materials for a while longer to do so to allow for those in greatest need to use the facility at this time. We do expect many visitors onsite and do ask for patience and adherence to local health and safety rules. If you need tips or best practices on what to do with your waste, please visit review our latest news and blog postsFacebookTwitter, and Instagram posts for information.