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Recology San Mateo County (Recology) is the franchised waste hauler for the RethinkWaste service area. Recology is responsible for collecting recycling, organics and garbage from 93,000 residences and 11,000 businesses on a weekly basis in the 11 Member Agency service area that spans from Burlingame to East Palo Alto. They deliver the materials to the Shoreway Environmental Center for processing by RethinkWaste’s contractor, South Bayside Industries.

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South Bayside Industries (SBI) is the contractor hired by RethinkWaste to operate the Shoreway Environmental Center, which includes the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), Transfer Station and Public Recycling Center (PRC). SBI is also responsible for delivering materials to their next destination: organic waste to Blossom Valley Organics in Vernalis and Newby Island in San Jose, landfill waste to Ox Mountain Landfill in Half Moon Bay, construction and demolition (C&D) waste to Zanker Recycling in San Jose, and recyclable waste to domestic and international markets. SBI took over managing the Shoreway operations January 1, 2024 after the conclusion of RethinkWaste’s contract with South Bay Recycling (SBR) from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2023.