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Community Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Events

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the free Community Shred and Electronic Scrap (E-Scrap) events held annually by RethinkWaste and Recology San Mateo County on behalf of our participating Member Agencies.

Shred Events

Bring paper documents and confidential materials for safe and secure shredding done onsite.

Proof of residency in the City hosting the event is required. Limit 3 standard size bankers boxes (10″x12″x15″) per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, which ever comes first.

E-Scrap Recycling Events

Accepted items include: TVs, computers, printers, monitors, laptops, cables/cords, cell phones, MP3 and DVD players, and more (working or not).

Click here for a flyer of all Shred & E-Scrap Recycling 2019 events


Compost Giveaway Events

Recology and RethinkWaste team up with its member communities to annually give away compost made from yard trimmings and food scraps collected from residents and businesses in the service area. It’s a great soil amendment to enriching your plants and gardens.  Residents in participating communities may take compost at no charge at select locations as long as supplies last (amount varies by community.) Citizens bring shovels, gloves, containers, and proof of residency, and leave with rich compost for their gardens. Can’t make it to an event? No worries, as we provide compost for free to residents year-round at our Shoreway Environmental Center. Learn more about the compost giveaway for residents, schools and community groups here.


Events at Shoreway

RethinkWaste hosts two free community events every year. Earth Day @ Shoreway is held in the spring and Rethink Recycling Day is held in the fall. For more details, check out our Events at Shoreway page!

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September 2019

Menlo Park Compost Giveaway

September 7 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bedwell Bayfront Park, 1600 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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For Menlo Park residents only and not for commercial use. Residents may take compost at no charge at select locations as long as supplies last. Residents bring shovels, gloves, containers, and proof of residency, and leave with rich compost for their gardens.  

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Foster City Compost Giveaway

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boat Park, Bounty Dr & Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404 United States
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Corner of Foster City Boulevard & Bounty Drive. For Foster City residents only and not for commercial use. Residents may take compost at no charge as long as supplies last. Residents bring shovels, gloves, containers, and proof of residency and leave with rich compost for their gardens.

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Foster City Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Foster City, City Hall Parking Lot, 610 Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404 United States
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Located in the City Hall Parking Lot. Free for Foster City residents! On-site e-waste recycling and secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10"x12"x15") per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.

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Redwood City Compost Giveaway

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Redwood City Public Works, 1400 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94063 United States
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Located at the Public Works Parking Lot. Residents in participating communities may take compost at no charge at select locations as long as supplies last (amount varies by community). Residents bring shovels, gloves, containers, and proof of residency and leave with rich compost for their gardens.

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San Carlos Shred Event

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
TBD CA United States

Event location TBD. Free for San Carlos residents! On-site secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10"x12"x15") per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.

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Menlo Park Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Corporation Yard, 333 Burgess Dr
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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Located in the Corporation Yard. Free for Menlo Park residents! On-site e-waste recycling and secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10"x12"x15") per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.

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October 2019

Menlo Park Compost Giveaway

October 5 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bedwell Bayfront Park, 1600 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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For Menlo Park residents only and not for commercial use. Residents may take compost at no charge at select locations as long as supplies last. Residents bring shovels, gloves, containers, and proof of residency, and leave with rich compost for their gardens.  

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Foster City Compost Giveaway

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boat Park, Bounty Dr & Foster City Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404 United States
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Residents in participating communities may take compost at no charge at select locations as long as supplies last (amount varies by community). Citizens bring shovels, gloves, containers, and proof of residency, and leave with rich compost for their gardens.

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Burlingame Compost Giveaway

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burlingame Parks Yard, 420 Carolan Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Located at the Parks Yard near the grandstands. Residents in participating communities may take compost at no charge at select locations as long as supplies last (amount varies by community). Citizens bring shovels, gloves, containers, and proof of residency, and leave with rich compost for their gardens.

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San Mateo Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beresford Park, Beresford Park, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94403 United States
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Located in the Beresford Park Parking Lot. Free for San Mateo residents! On-site e-waste recycling and secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10"x12"x15") per household.. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.

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