Community Events

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).


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.

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March 2020

Foster City Compost Giveaway

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boat Park, Bounty Drive & Foster City Boulevard
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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Burlingame Compost Giveaway

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burlingame Parks Yard, 420 Carolan Avenue
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Located at the Parks Yard near the grandstands. For Burlingame residents only and not for commercial use. Residents should bring shovels, gloves, and containers. Proof of residency will be required. Please note that the event will only be available until the time listed or while supplies last.

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Atherton Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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Free for Atherton residents. On-site secure shredding and e-waste recycling. For Shred events: MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. For E-Scrap, accepted items include: TVs, computers, printers, monitors, laptops, cables/cords, cell phones, MP3 and DVD players, and more (working or not).  

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April 2020

Redwood City Shred Event

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Redwood City Public Works, 1400 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94063 United States
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Located in the Redwood City Public Works parking lot. Free for Redwood City residents. On-site secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first.

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Foster City Compost Giveaway

April 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boat Park, Bounty Drive & Foster City Boulevard
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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Belmont Compost Giveaway

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Twin Pines Park, 1 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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Located in Twin Pines Park Parking Lot. For Belmont residents only and not for commercial use. Residents should bring shovels, gloves, and containers. Proof of residency will be required. Please note that the event will only be available until the time listed or while supplies last.

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Belmont Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Belmont City Hall, 1 Twin Pines Lane
Belmont, CA 94002 United States
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Located in the Belmont City Hall parking lot. Free for Belmont residents. On-site secure shredding and e-waste recycling. For Shred events: MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. For E-Scrap, accepted items include: TVs, computers, printers, monitors, laptops, cables/cords, cell phones, MP3 and DVD players, and more (working or not).

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May 2020

Menlo Park Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Menlo Park Corporation Yard, 333 Burgess Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025 United States
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Located at the Menlo Park Corporation Yard. Free for Menlo Park residents. On-site secure shredding and e-waste recycling. For Shred events: MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. For E-Scrap, accepted items include: TVs, computers, printers, monitors, laptops, cables/cords, cell phones, MP3 and DVD players, and more (working or not).

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San Mateo Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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 secure shredding and e-waste recycling. For Shred events: MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. For E-Scrap, accepted items include: TVs, computers, printers, monitors, laptops, cables/cords, cell phones, MP3 and DVD players, and more (working or not).

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Foster City Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Foster City, City Hall Parking Lot, 610 Foster City Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404 United States
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Located in the Foster City City Hall parking lot. Free for Foster City residents. On-site secure shredding and e-waste recycling. For Shred events: MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred events last until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. For E-Scrap, accepted items include: TVs, computers, printers, monitors, laptops, cables/cords, cell phones, MP3 and DVD players, and more (working or not).

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