The Shoreway Recycling Center in San Carlos is now accepting used clothing from San Mateo County residents at its public recycling center, along with other items previously not collected, including hard and soft cover books, working household goods (dishes/utensils, pots/pans, kids toys and games, lamps, fans, etc.), car batteries, and scrap metal.
South Bay Recycling, which operates the Shoreway facility on behalf of RethinkWaste, has partnered with St. Vincent De Paul to collect the reusable clothing, books and household goods for their programs.
The goal is to reuse or recycle as many of the items brought to the center as possible.
The Recycling Center is open to the general public, including businesses, for buy-back items and some drop off items. Some limitations apply to waste items such as batteries and fluorescent tubes.
Here's a list of other items the center will accept at no charge to San Mateo County residents:
- Mixed paper
- Plastic containers
- Used motor oil filters
- Used motor oil (up to 15 gallons)
- Used motor antifreeze (up to 10 gallons)
- Latex paint (up to 10 gallons)
- Electronics (computers, TVs, cell phones, etc.)
- Sharps (must be in authorized sharps container)
- Residential cooking oil (up to 15 gallons)
- Fluorescent light tubes (household only, 6 tubes per visit, must be less than 6ft)
The Public Recycling Center is open Mondays through Saturdays from 8:30a.m. to 4:30 pm, and is located at 333 Shoreway Rd., San Carlos, just off Highway 101 at Ralston Avenue.
You can visit their website for more information.