Location & Hours

Public Recycling Center

The buyback portion of the Public Recycling Center (PRC) is temporarily closing effective Friday, August 16 at 4 p.m. while we assess market conditions and necessary program costs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For alternate local buyback locations, please visit RecycleStuff.org.

The PRC will continue to accept free drop off of certain items such electronic waste (TVs, computers, etc.), small appliances (items with a power cord that do not contain fuel, batteries, or refrigerants) and some household hazardous waste (household batteries, latex and oil-based paints, used motor oil and filters, antifreeze, cooking oil). Public entrance to the Public Recycling Center is through Gate 1.

Address: 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070 – Use Gate #1

Phone: 650.802.8355

Public Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day


The Transfer Station

The Transfer Station is used for the unloading and transfer of solid waste, construction and demolition (C&D) debris and organics. Public entrance to the Transfer Station is through Gate 1.

Address: 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070 – Use Gate #1

Phone: 650.802.8355

Public Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday – 8:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day