Plastic bags, pizza boxes, plant trays–where do they all go? From composting basics to hints on avoiding cross-contamination, a Waste Zero Specialist from Recology will help us make it easier being “green” at the Menlo Park Library on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

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Battery and cell phone recycling starts Sept. 3

Starting Monday, September 3, 2018, Menlo Park residents in single-family homes can place household batteries and cell phones in a clear zip lock bag and place it on top of their black garbage cart for pickup on your regular collection day. Due to fire risks, residents are asked to tape lithium-ion batteries and wrap cell […]

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Wonder why your Christmas tree hasn’t been picked up? Here are some clues

After calling Recology San Mateo, we have some answers. The trees are being picked up by a special collection service (not the regular compost truck) and must be under 8 feet, and be completely bare — no stand or lights. Trees over 8 feet must be cut in two. So, if you’ve left your tree at […]

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Surprise! New Recology garbage and recycle cans arrive early in Stanford Oaks neighborhood

At least one Menlo Park neighborhood received new garbage and recycling cans yesterday, and they were curbside this morning for pickup, along with old cans orange-tagged for removal. Two trucks followed the garbage truck, picking up the now outdated bins and cans. The delivery of new cans is a couple of weeks ahead of schedule, […]

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