Let Republic Services accommodate your demanding schedule by coming to your home to collect your throw-away items. Each resident is offered up to two FREE clean-ups per year, just call us at
650-592-2411 at least two weeks in advance to schedule. Clean-ups take place on your normal collection day.
Residents are allowed a maximum of 3-cubic yards of material, which is equivalent to 18, 32-gallon bags of material. In addition, residents can set out two large items (i.e., computer, television, washing machine, dryer, refrigerator, freezer. Refrigerator door must be removed), as long as the item does not exceed 200 pounds.
Guidelines for Your On-Call Clean-up
Clean-up material must be placed at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day.
- All trash must be bagged, boxed, bundled (bundles should be 4 feet or less) or otherwise contained. There is a 60-pound weight limit per container, box, bundle or bag.
- Keep yard trimmings and clean wood waste separate from clean-up material, as it can be recycled. Yard trimmings and wood must also be boxed, bundled or otherwise contained. There is 60-pound weight limit per container, box, bundle or bag.
- Prohibited materials include: motor vehicles, vehicle parts and batteries, tires, motorcycles, dirt, rock, stucco, concrete, hot ashes, animal waste, poison oak, commercial refrigerators, toxic substances and paint.
- Keep mixed paper, cardboard, bottles and cans separate for recycling.
We encourage you to call a local charity to donate unwanted items that can be reused.
You may have some unwanted items that a non-profit would be very happy to receive. You can contact San Mateo RecycleWorks at
www.RecycleWorks.org for donation information.
Used Moter Oil & Oil Filter Recycling
Place up to two, one-gallon, clear plastic jugs (with screw-top cap) of used motor oil and up to two, one-gallon clear zip-type plastic bag with used oil filters, curbside on your collection day. Jugs must be labeled. Place the motor oil and oil filters next to your blue Recycle container.
Battery & Cell Phone Recycling
Place used household batteries (no auto batteries) and cell phones in a clear zip-type plastic bag and place the bag on the lid of your blue Recycle container on your collection day. Tape button-type batteries (such as those in hearing aids or fitness trackers) individually with clear tape; do not tape batteries together. DO NOT place batteries and cell phones inside the container. You can also drop off your used household batteries and cell phones at our Republic Services offices (1680 Edgeworth Ave., Daly City, CA 94015). Proof of residency is required for drop off.
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