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 Bay Recycling.
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South Bay Recycling (SBR) 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. SBR is also responsible for delivering materials to the next stop for processing or the end market. This includes marketing and selling the recyclable materials to markets domestically and overseas, transporting 15 loads of organics to Blossom Valley Organics in Vernalis and Newby Island in San Jose, 30 long haul truckloads of garbage to the Ox Mountain Landfill in Half Moon Bay and delivering construction and demolition materials to Zanker Recycling in San Jose.