Solid Waste & Recycling

The City of San Bruno has partnered with Recology San Bruno to provide compost, recycling, and landfill collection and disposal services to residential and commercial customers. The City sponsors events such as Clean Your Files Day (an Earth Day event to promote recycling of office paper), Operation Clean Sweep (the City's annual litter clean-up event), and Coats for Kids (a reuse program for winter clothes). For more information, visit Recology San Bruno.

Recology also has information on how you can comply with recent State Assembly Bills for Mandatory Commercial Recycling (AB 341) and Mandatory Organics Recycling (AB 1826).

The City's franchise with Recology San Bruno is an exclusive agreement. This means that San Bruno residents and businesses are not allowed to select competing haulers for garbage or recycling services (including debris boxes). If you need any garbage or recycling services, please call Recology San Bruno at 650-583-8536. To report a problem with the service you receive, please call the City Manager's office at 650-616-7056.

The current franchise agreement between the City of San Bruno and Recology San Bruno can be viewed here

Collection Schedule

View your Collection Schedule on the Recology website.

  1. Bulky Item Collection
  2. Electronic & Universal Waste
  3. Household Hazardous Waste
  4. Illegal Dumping

For large items that don't fit in your cart, like old furniture, appliances or mattresses, you can Schedule an On-Call Collection on the Recology website. If it's possible that some of your items, such as sofas and tables, could find a new life, please consider donating to a non-profit in the City of San Bruno or San Mateo County.