Home 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 802-8355
Maps & Directions

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Shoreway Environmental Center

The Shoreway Environmental Center is a state-of-the-art recycling and transfer station facility. We offer residents and businesses a conveniently located option for disposing of unwanted items. Recycling the most material possible is our highest priority.

The Shoreway Facility is owned by the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (RethinkWaste), a joint powers authority with twelve member agencies (the cities of Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, and San Mateo, the towns of Atherton and Hillsborough, the County of San Mateo and the West Bay Sanitary District).

The Shoreway Facility is open to the public and provides ability for residents, businesses, contractors and individuals to bring trash and recyclable materials for processing and transfer to permitted landfills and other processing facilities for further separation and marketing of materials to end users.


  • Conveniently located off the 101 Freeway between Ralston and Holly exits.
  • Quick turnaround times to get you back to your other activities
  • Easy self-unloading
  • Recycling options for various materials
    • Go to Transfer Station or Public Recycling Center to see a comprehensive list of acceptable materials


Recology of San Mateo began providing residential and commercial collection services on January 1, 2011 to South Bay Waste Management Authority (RethinkWaste.org) member agencies. For more information please visit www.recologysanmateocounty.com.

Hours of Public Use of Transfer Facility:

  • Monday – Friday 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day.

Hours for Public Recycling Center:

  • Monday – Saturday 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Closed on Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year’s Day

Maps & Directions


  • Shoreway Environmental Center will be closed December 31, 2023 and January 1, 2024 and reopen January 2, 2024