Recology

Coats for Kids collection kicks off in San Mateo County

Posted in Recology, San Mateo County by recologysanmateocounty on October 23, 2013

Recology San Mateo County (RSMC) is starting their annual Coats for Kids collection program of new and gently used donated coats, from Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 8th.

Drivers from RSMC will collect coats that have been placed in a clear plastic bag and marked “Coats for Kids” at the curbs from residential homes on their collection day in:

· Atherton

· Belmont

· Burlingame

· East Palo Alto

· Foster City

· Hillsborough

· Menlo Park

· North Fair Oaks

· Redwood City

· San Carlos

· San Mateo

· San Mateo County (county “pockets” serviced by Recology San Mateo County)

· West Bay Sanitary District

Collection containers labeled “Coats for Kids” will also be placed at various locations throughout participating cities from Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 15th. Please visit http://www.recologysanmateocounty.com/coats_for_kids.php for a list of drop off locations.

RSMC will deliver all of the donated coats to local non-profit agencies for distribution to those in need of a warm coat during the cold weather season.

Thanks for being part of this year’s Coats for Kids drive in San Mateo County!

Trash to Art contest winners

Posted in Recology, Resource Recovery, San Mateo County by recologysanmateocounty on April 11, 2013

Recology San Mateo County is happy to announce the Trash to Art contest winners! The RethinkWaste contest asked students in the Peninsula to make art from trash.

Students of teachers Sandra Sperow and Dawn Tesarowski from Audubon School in Foster City were awarded first place. The fifth grade class was rewarded with $500 by RethinkWaste for their “The U.S.A. Just Got Recycled Map”.

Second place went to Shelly Jones’ fourth grade students at Fiesta Gardens International School for “Young Shadows: Homage to Louise Nevelson”.

Third place went to Kathie Strafaci’s sixth grade class at St. Charles School in San Carols for “Tiger,” a representation of their school mascot.

Winners will receive their awards on Saturday, April 20th from 10AM-2PM at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos.

For more information, visit www.rethinkwaste.org.

Recology San Mateo County wishes you a Happy Holiday

Posted in Events, Recology, San Mateo County by recologysanmateocounty on December 21, 2012

Recology San Mateo County employee owners hard at work wrapping presents at the PAL/SAL Annual Toy Drive wrapping party. The annual toy drive helps over 700 families in San Mateo County have a Merry Christmas!

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Happy Holidays from the Recology San Mateo County team!

Coats for Kids in San Bruno and San Mateo County

Posted in Diversion, Recology, Recycling, San Bruno, San Mateo County, You Should Know... by recologysanmateocounty on October 30, 2012

Donate Your Coats to Kids

It’s time for the annual coat drive throughout the city of San Bruno and San Mateo County.

San Bruno

All month, residents can drop off new and gently used coats—from infant to adult sizes—to donate to those in need of a warm coat during the cold weather season. Recology San Bruno has been holding the Coats for Kids drive all month. October 31st is the last day to participate. The drop-off locations for the coat drive are included on the map below.

The big coat giveaway in San Bruno will take place from 4-7 p.m. on November 15th at the National Guary Armory at 455 Third Ave. Each child is limited to one coat, and the children must be present to receive a coat. Learn more about the Recology San Bruno program here.

San Mateo County

From Monday, November 5th through Friday, November 9th, Recology San Mateo County drivers will collect coats curbside from residential homes on their collection day in Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos and San Mateo. Residents in the participating communities are asked to place coats in a clear plastic bag marked “Coats for Kids” and to then place the bag next to or on the top of their blue Recycle Cart on their regular collection day, during the week of November 5 to 9.

Collection containers labeled “Coats for Kids” will also be placed at various locations throughout participating cities noted above and the Recology San Mateo administrative office where residents can drop off coats. The drop off locations can be used by anyone interested in making a donation, even if their city is not participating in the program this year.

At the end of the drive, Recology will deliver all of the donated coats to local non-profit agencies for distribution to those in need. The Coats for Kids program is held annually by Recology and has hopes of having more communities participate each year. Below is a list of collection sites in San Mateo County.

Need to throw away your old washing machine?

Posted in Diversion, Recology, San Mateo County, Services, Waste Reduction, You Should Know... by recologysanmateocounty on October 3, 2012

Recology in San Carlos picks up those giant items, like stoves, couches, and washing machines, that just don’t fit in your garbage can.

Twice a year, Recology provides single family residents of the city with a chance to get rid of those items free of charge.

What can we take?

  • Boxes, bundles or bags that are up to 3ft. x 3ft. x 6ft.
  • One large appliance, like a clothes dryer
  • One bulky item like a mattress and box spring
  • One piece of furniture like a desk
  • One e-waste item like a TV or microwave

The drivers can’t pick up loose items though, and you’ll need to schedule the pick up in advance.

Learn more about safe and responsible disposal of large items by visiting Recology San Carlo’s bulky item pickup service web page.

Schedule an appointment here.

Recology San Mateo County Says Thank You

Posted in Composting, Events, Recology, Recycling, San Mateo County, Waste Reduction by recologysanmateocounty on September 29, 2012

A big THANK YOU to all our Recology San Mateo County volunteers who cleaned up our Bay front and local creeks!

We were glad to spend some quality time with our friends and neighbors on last Saturday during the annual Fall Cleanup and California Coastal Cleanup Day.

This year we focused on removing debris from Redwood Creek, and parts of Brewster Avenue, Marshall Street, the Union Cemetery, Whipple Avenue, Winslow Street, Woodside Road, and other areas.

You can read more about the event here.

We also had a chance to close the loop by making compost available to the communities that put their food scraps and yard trimmings to good use by recycling them!

Spring Cleaning Bulky Item Pickup in San Mateo County

Posted in Diversion, Events, How-to..., Recology, San Mateo County, Services, You Should Know... by recologysanmateocounty on April 9, 2012

Photo by Ann Larie Valentine via flickr

With spring cleaning around the corner, have you considered using one of your free Bulky Item Collections (BIC) options?

Recology provides each and every resident of San Mateo County two free collection opportunities every year. It’s your chance to get rid of that old couch, mattress, dresser or stove—for free! Your neighbors are already taking advantage of this service. One San Mateo resident thanked us for providing her the BIC service. She wrote:

“Today your workers picked up our bulky item collections (extras). We are very grateful for this service that Recology provides and I wanted to reward them this time with a sincere thank you”.

Call us at 650-595-3900 or visit us at RecologySanMateoCounty.com to schedule your pick up!

Recology San Mateo County—we’re working for you, and for a cleaner, greener environment… one stop at a time.

Gearing up for Earth Day

March 31st was a busy day all around the world:

· We set a record-breaking Earth Hour at 8:30PM PST. (Asia took the lead.)

· SOLV, working with Western Oregon Waste (WOW, a Recology company) collected 44,000 pounds of trash from the coast.

· Despite the rain, around 3,000 San Franciscans came out with their buckets, bags, carts and coolers to pick up free compost at the Great Compost Giveaway.

Hayes Valley Farm was happy to host the Great Compost Giveaway, since it shares Recology’s values of zero-waste and community involvement. The farm employs permaculture–a whole systems design approach to growing food and restoring natural ecologies–to minimize inputs and upcycle local waste on its 2.2 acre site in the heart of San Francisco. The photos are from the Giveaway at Hayes Valley Farm.

 

Now, get ready!

Recology San Mateo County and the City of San Carlos will host the next Great Compost Giveaway event on Earth Day this month.

A successful Coats for Kids drive made for a warm holiday

Posted in Diversion, Dixon, Events, Recology, San Mateo County, Vacaville Solano, Waste Reduction, Yuba-Sutter by recologysanmateocounty on January 3, 2012
Snow people made of old light bulbs

It’s been a great holiday. Cabinet and Lighting Supply in Reno, Nevada came up with a creative way to reuse old light bulbs. Many people rented or recycled their Christmas trees. For the fifth year in a row, Recology Vacaville Solano and Recology Dixon employee owners worked with a local agency to help a family in need have a special Christmas. The Recology Yuba-Sutter donated new blankets and tarps to the Red Cross and Recology San Mateo County collected coats for kids, teenagers and adults in six Peninsula cities and various drop off locations.

The Coats for Kids collection program concluded on Dec. 20th and Recology San Mateo County would like to thank the cities and residents of Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Menlo Park, Redwood City and San Carlos for their participation in this worthwhile program.

Residents in the participating communities placed coats in a clear plastic bag marked “Coats for Kids” next to or on the top of their blue recycling cart on their regular collection day for pick up by the Recology collection drivers. Collection containers labeled “Coats for Kids” were also placed at various locations throughout several communities and Recology’s office where residents were also able to drop off coats.

In just days, Recology and all participating cities in San Mateo County collected over 750 coats! The coats were then sorted by Recology staff and donated to St. Anthony’s Church and Samaritan House for distribution to those families in need.

Recology San Mateo County General Manager, Mario Puccinelli was glad to do it. “Recology has been providing our Coats for Kids Program for many years in the communities we service. It has proven to be a great program helping those in dividuals and families in need,” he said.

The Coats for Kids program is going to be held annually by Recology San Mateo County with the hopes of having more communities participate next year.

Recology San Mateo County (Gino Gasparini) unloading coats at St. Anthony’s.

Left to right, Sandra Tinoco and Yvette Madera (Recology), Father Medina (St. Anthony’s), Sarah Prescott (Recology)

Tammy Del Bene on Santa’s lap along with the rest of the Recology crew and the Menlo Park Firefighters Association which was donating and distributing “Toys” that same day at St. Anthony’s.Left to right, Sandra Tinoco and Yvette Madera (Recology), Father Medina (St. Anthony’s), Sarah Prescott (Recology)

About Recology San Mateo County:
Recology San Mateo County was chosen in 2008 by RethinkWaste to provide recycling, compost and garbage collection services for its twelve member agencies. Recology’s roots in recycling go back to the 1920s in San Francisco, when garbage men, known then as “scavengers,” actively sought out alternative uses for refuse.

Menlo Park Connoisseurs Marketplace

Posted in Composting, Diversion, Events, Recology, Recycling, San Mateo County, Waste Reduction, WASTE ZERO by recologysanmateocounty on July 13, 2011

Connoisseurs’ Marketplace: One Green Festival

Are you planning to attend the Connoisseurs’ Marketplace this weekend in Menlo Park? It’s their silver anniversary, and it’s going to be their GREENEST event yet!

Menlo Park’s Chamber of Commerce has pledged to make this a Zero Waste event while showcasing top artists, music, chefs’ demos, fabulous food and drink, fun for kids, artisan specialty food purveyors, a collector car show, home and garden exhibits, health and wellness displays, an organic and green products showcase, and the new Cuda Lounge.

July 16-17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Santa Cruz Avenue.

Admission is FREE–don’t miss it!

Learn more about the event and how Recology is helping out with their greening efforts.

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