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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.

The list of 2022 events is now available under “Calendar of Events”. Please note that the dates and times are subject to change due to the pandemic. Check back here and on your city website before events to ensure they are still happening. Events may require pre-registration to attend.

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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February 2022

San Carlos Shred Only Event

Saturday, February 5, 2022 @ 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 Corp Yard. For San Carlos residents ONLY. On-site secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred event lasts until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. This is a SHRED ONLY event: Electronic waste recycling is available at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos year-round. Visit the Shoreway Public Recycling Center webpage for details on how to drop off e-waste items for free. Please check…

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April 2022

Redwood City Shred Only Event

Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 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. For Redwood City residents ONLY. On-site secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred event lasts until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. This is a SHRED ONLY event: Electronic waste recycling is available at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos year-round. Visit the Shoreway Public Recycling Center webpage for details on how to drop off e-waste items for free. Please…

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Belmont Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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. On-site secure shredding and e-waste recycling. For Belmont residents ONLY. For Shred events: MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred event lasts 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). Unacceptable Items: household appliances like fans, floor heaters, smoke detectors, vacuum cleaners, cooktops,…

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May 2022

City of San Mateo Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 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. On-site secure shredding and e-waste recycling. For City of San Mateo residents ONLY. For Shred events: MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred event lasts 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). Unacceptable Items: household appliances like fans, floor heaters, smoke detectors, vacuum…

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Foster City Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

Saturday, May 21, 2022 @ 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. For Foster City residents ONLY. On-site secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred event lasts 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). Unacceptable Items: household appliances like fans, floor heaters, smoke detectors, vacuum cleaners, cooktops, dishwashers, microwaves, ovens,…

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June 2022

Hillsborough Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

Saturday, June 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hillsborough Town Hall, 1600 Floribunda Avenue
Hillsborough, CA 94010 United States
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Located in the Hillsborough Town Hall parking lot. On-site secure shredding and e-waste recycling. For Hillsborough residents ONLY. For Shred events: MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred event lasts 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). Unacceptable Items: household appliances like fans, floor heaters, smoke detectors, vacuum cleaners, cooktops,…

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East Palo Alto Shred Only Event

Saturday, June 18, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cooley Landing, 2100 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA United States
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Located at Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto. For East Palo Alto residents ONLY. On-site secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred event lasts until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. This is a SHRED ONLY event: Electronic waste recycling is available at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos year-round. Visit the Shoreway Public Recycling Center webpage for details on how to drop off e-waste items for free. Please…

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Burlingame Shred Only Event

Saturday, June 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burlingame Caltrain – Parking Lot “O”, 290 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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Located in Burlingame Caltrain Parking Lot “O.” For Burlingame residents ONLY. On-site secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred event lasts until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. This is a SHRED ONLY event: Electronic waste recycling is available at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos year-round. Visit the Shoreway Public Recycling Center webpage for details on how to drop off e-waste items for free. Please visit the Burlingame…

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July 2022

Foster City Shred Only Event

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 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. For Foster City residents ONLY. On-site secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred event lasts until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. This is a SHRED ONLY event: Electronic waste recycling is available at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos year-round. Visit the Shoreway Public Recycling Center webpage for details on how to drop off e-waste items for free.…

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August 2022

Menlo Park Shred Only Event

Saturday, August 6, 2022 @ 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 City of Menlo Park Corp Yard. For Menlo Park residents ONLY. Proof of residency is required. Residents must bring a utility bill or driver’s license with Menlo Park address, and businesses will need to provide a Menlo Park business license or business card. On-site secure shredding. MAXIMUM 3 standard size banker boxes (10″x 12″x 15″) per household. Shred event lasts until the time listed or until the truck is full, whichever comes first. This is a SHRED ONLY…

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