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Recycling at the Transfer Station

PLANNING ON BUILDING OR REMODELING?

Are you building or remodeling in San Mateo County? If so, you may be required to complete a Waste Management Plan and meet a Construction and Demolition (C&D) ordinance requirement, depending on the city or unincorporated region in which the work is being completed.

Most cities in San Mateo County require the recycling of C&D materials are part of these projects. Check to see if your City has C&D requirements, visit http://recycleworks.org/cityinfo.html

The Shoreway Environmental Center (SEC) in San Carlos, CA offers recycling options to meet the City’s C&D Ordinance Requirements. Weight tickets issued at SEC for mixed loads of C&D are noted by material type and provide backup for reporting as part the C&D Ordinance requirement.

WHY RECYCLE C&D?

C&D waste is a significant and growing part of the disposed waste stream in California; it makes up approximately 28% of the disposed waste. C&D materials that are generated in the construction and demolition of residential and commercial buildings, roads, tenant improvements and remodels, landscaping and site clearing activities.

Reducing the amount of C&D materials disposed in the landfill will help San Mateo County jurisdictions meet California’s (AB939) waste reduction mandate. Salvaging, reusing, and recycling C&D materials can reduce disposal costs, extend the life of landfills, save natural resources and create jobs.

HOW DO THE MATERIALS GET RECYCLED?

The mixed C&D materials are transferred from SEC to a facility that sorts the material by type for further processing and recycling. Metals, wood, plastic, concrete, asphalt and other materials are processed into various products for alternative uses.

  • Metals are melted down and used to make new products made from recycled metals, such as fencing, rebar, benches, and various other metal products.
  • Wood is further processed by grinding wood into small wood chips and fines. The wood chips are used for landscape mulch products, composted, or fuel for electric generation facilities.
  • Plastic materials are shred died and granulated by material for use in recycled plastic materials, such as plastic benches, boxes, and other plastic products.
  • Clean concrete and asphalt is crushed and any metal is removed with magnetic separators. The crushed concrete and asphalt is used in base rock or asphalt applications.

CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS

MIXED C&D AND INERTS

  • Wood
  • Steel, iron, aluminum, brass, and all other metals
  • Drywall
  • Pipes
  • Plastic
  • Sinks, toilets, bath tubs
  • Cardboard
  • Conduit
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Dirt
  • Brick

MATERIALS RECYCLED AND RATES CHARGED PER UNIT:

  • Water Heaters
  • Refrigerators
  • Mattress or box springs
  • Sofas
  • Washers, dryers, & other large kitchen appliances
  • Tires
  • Garage doors

MATERIALS RECYCLED AND CHARGED BY THE TON

  • Dirt, concrete, rock, sod, asphalt, and other like materials
  • Asphalt roofing and other like materials

NO-FEE ITEMS
Take these to the Drop-Off Center to avoid paying a fee:

  • Clean dry cardboard
  • Computer Monitors, Computers, and other Small Electronics
  • Mixed Paper and Beverage Containers

Discounted C&D rates

Discounted rates are provided for the following materials that are recycled or processed for reuse:

  • Clean construction & demolition materials
  • Clean green waste
  • Clean wood waste (untreated wood)

Form more information on C&D loads and discounted rates, refer to our rates & payments, or call us at (650) 802-8355.

OTHER MATERIALS ACCEPTED & RECYCLED

  • Scrap Metal
  • Appliances
  • Tires
  • Food Scraps
  • Yard Trimmings

Not Accepted at the Transfer Station:

  • Liquid wastes or sludge
  • Car batteries
  • Hot ashes
  • Sealed containers
  • Animal waste
  • Dead animals
  • Oils and solvents
  • Medical waste
  • Radioactive or Reactive Materials
  • Any type of hazardous waste


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

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