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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June 2020

San Carlos Shred Event

June 6 @ 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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Hillsborough Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hillsborough Town Hall, 1600 Floribunda Avenue
Hillsborough, CA 94010 United States
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Located in Hillsborough Town Hall parking lot. Free for Hillsborough 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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North Fair Oaks Shred Event

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fair Oaks Community Center, 2600 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063 United States
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Located at Fair Oaks Community Center. Free for North Fair Oaks 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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Burlingame Shred & E-Scrap Recycling Event

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Burlingame Caltrain – Parking Lot “O”, 1107 California Drive
Burlingame, CA 94010 United States
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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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July 2020

Foster City Shred Event

July 22 @ 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. Free for Foster 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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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 - 2:00 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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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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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, Emerald Lake Hills, Sequoia Tract,…

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October 2020

Foster City Compost Giveaway

October 10 @ 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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Burlingame Compost Giveaway

October 17 @ 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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