Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I start, stop or change service?

The property owner or manager should call us at 650.589.4020 during regular office hours (Monday through Friday, 7am – 4:30pm). Starts/stops and most service changes can be made immediately.

What belongs inside each of our collection bins?

Please refer to the label on the lid of a collection cart or on the front of a larger collection bin. Note that we require recyclables to be sorted into multiple bins. Recyclable paper items are collected separately from recyclable containers. Review our Educational Materials or use our Sort Smart Recycling Guide for more detailed information.

How can I dispose of overflow garbage and items that are too large to fit in the appropriate cart?

Call us at (650) 589-4020 to make arrangements for special collection. If properly authorized by property owner/manager, the account can be charged. Otherwise, payment can be taken by phone. Overflow and large items can also be brought to Blue Line Transfer.

Are multifamily complexes required to participate in recycling programs?

Yes. Please review the information found here.

How do I dispose of paint, fertilizer, cleaning products, batteries, automotive fluids, pressurized tanks & other hazardous items?

These items do not belong in any of your carts. Please click here or use our Sort Smart Recycling Guide for more information.

Are there any special requirements for our waste enclosure/room?

Yes. To prevent litter, discourage illegal dumping/scavenging, encourage recycling, and avoid service delays, please review these guidelines.

How do I dispose of contruction, demolition and landscaping debris?

Please order a roll-off box or self-haul the material to Blue Line Transfer.

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