Residents in multi-family dwellings (apartments or condominium complexes with five or more units) will have recycling and garbage services available. In some instances, compost services may also be available.
If you do not have these services, reach out to your Property Manager/Owner to have them contact Recology San Mateo County.
Recycling Buddy Bags
Recycling Buddy Bags are available to residents of multi-family complexes at no additional cost and to make recycling more convenient. These can be used by residents to collect their recyclable in their home and then emptied into the centralized Recycle Cart/Bin.
If your complex subscribes to the Compost collection program, then Recology will provide each tenant with a free 2-gallon kitchen pail to use in your home for convenience. Simply use the pail for scraps in your home then empty the contents into your complex’s central Compost Cart/Bin. The pail does not get set out for collection. Contact Recology if you need to order a replacement kitchen pail.
You can use newspapers, paper bags and paper towels to line the kitchen pail or collect your food scraps. You can also use compostable bags to line your kitchen pail and to collect food scraps. The bags must be approved as compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) and can be found at many retail locations.
Blue Cart (Recycling) Do’s & Don’ts
Paper (must be dry and not food soiled)
Green Cart (Compost) Do’s & Don’ts
Food or Beverage-Soiled Paper Products
Black Cart (Garbage) Do’s & Don’ts