Location & Hours

IMPORTANT UPDATE

As of Monday, August 3, both the Shoreway Transfer Station and Public Recycling Center are open for drop-off.

All visitors are required to wear a face covering and observe all local mandated physical distancing measures while on site.

Public Recycling Center

Note: The buyback portion of the Public Recycling Center (PRC) remains closed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For alternate local buyback locations, please visit RecycleStuff.org.

The PRC continues to accept for free drop-off from residents only the items listed below.

  • Batteries (household and car)
  • Cell phones
  • Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  • Cooking oil (home generated only, up to 15 gallons)
  • Electronics (computers, computer monitors, TVs, copiers, faxes, VCRs and other consumer electronics)
  • Fluorescent lighting tubes (household only, up to 6 tubes, must be less than 6 feet)
  • Latex & oil-based paint with original labels (up to 10 gallons)
  • Used motor antifreeze (up to 10 gallons)
  • Used motor oil (up to 15 gallons)
  • Used motor oil filters
  • Scrap metal
  • Small appliances (items with a power cord that do not contain fuel, batteries, or refrigerants)
  • Sharps/Needles (must be in sealed container)

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 Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

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. Click here for list of current rates.

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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day