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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. Note: Due to current Shelter-In-Place orders, many events have been cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled. Please check below for the current list of events.

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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July 2020

Foster City Shred Event

July 22 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
North Parking Lot (Senior Wing) of Foster City Rec Center, 650 Shell Boulevard Senior Wing Parking Lot
Foster City, CA 94404 United States
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PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE:  North parking lot (Senior Wing) of the Recreation Center  (the smaller north lot at 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City). For Foster City residents ONLY. 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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NEW DATE – Menlo Park Shred Event

July 25 @ 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. For Menlo Park residents ONLY. On-site secure shredding. 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.

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August 2020

NEW DATE – San Carlos Shred Event

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Carlos Corporation Yard, 1000 Bransten Road
San Carlos, CA 94070 United States
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Located at the San Carlos Corporation Yard. Free for San Carlos 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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NEW DATE – Atherton Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027 United States
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This event has a new date. For Atherton residents ONLY. 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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Redwood City Shred Event

August 29 @ 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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Belmont Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

August 29 @ 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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September 2020

Foster City Compost Giveaway

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 12 @ 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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CANCELLED – County Franchise Area Shred Event

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Mateo County Youth Services Center, 222 Paul Scannell Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402 United States
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This event has been cancelled. Located in the San Mateo County Youth Services Center parking lot. Free for County Franchise Area* 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. *The County Franchise Area includes the following communities: Burlingame Hills, San Mateo Highlands and Baywood Park (Crystal Springs area), Harbor Industrial, Devonshire Canyon, Palomar Park, Oak Knoll, Kensington Square,…

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NEW DATE – Burlingame Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burlingame Caltrain – Parking Lot “O”, 1107 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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This event has a new date. For Burlingame residents ONLY. Located in the Caltrain parking lot "O." Free for Burlingame 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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