Use our interactive map below to determine which hauler provides service in your area as well as what type of collection services they provide. Also listed are the major waste transfer stations within the County.
The SBWMA also known as RethinkWaste is a joint powers authority that was formed by the County of San Mateo and 11 other municipalities (Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, and the West Bay Sanitary District) to manage contracts (currently with Recology San Mateo County) surrounding waste collection services.
Click here for more information on the SBWMA (RethinkWaste).
Click here for more information on Recology San Mateo County, or call 650-595-3900.
Unincorporated County Areas in the SBWMA
North Fair Oaks/County Service Area No. 8 (CSA-8) and the County Franchised Area (CFA)
North Fair Oaks (also known as County Service Area No. 8, or CSA-8) and the County Franchised Area (CFA) are governed by the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors. CSA-8 and CFA both have separate franchise agreements, administered by the County of San Mateo through the SBWMA, with Recology San Mateo County for garbage, recycling, and compostables collection.
The CFA includes the following areas:
- Baywood Park (Crystal Springs area)
- Burlingame Hills
- Devonshire Canyon
- Emerald Lake Hills
- Harbor Industrial
- Kensington Square
- Oak Knoll
- Peninsula Golf Club
- Palomar Park
- San Mateo Highlands
- Sequoia Tract
- Trailer Rancho
Special districts are a form of local government created by a local community to meet a specific need. When residents or landowners want new services or higher levels of existing services, they can form a district. We also have areas that are not technically a formal district but have formed to address a specific purposes and are only used for those types of services.
Other Solid Waste Districts in our County:
- West Bay Sanitary District
- Montara Sanitary District
- Granada Sanitary District
- Broadmoor / Daly City
- San Francisco International Airport
Some parts of the unincorporated County areas are not under a franchise agreement with a particular hauler, or they may be part of an agreement with a nearby city. These areas include Broadmoor, unincorporated Colma, El Granada, Ladera, Loma Mar, Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde, Menlo Oaks, Miramar, Montara/Moss Beach, Pescadero, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Rural South Coast/Skyline, San Gregorio, Skylonda, and Stanford Lands.
What is a Franchise?
Franchised areas are communities where municipalities or special districts use their bulk purchasing power to negotiate rates with a hauler to provide waste collection services.
The Process for Creating a New Franchised Area
Request to the Board of Supervisors that the service area be added as a franchise area. Refer, Public Resource Code, Part 8., CHAPTER 3. FRANCHISE BY COUNTIES, 49200-49205 for more information.
- Request to the Board of Supervisors that the service area be added as a franchise area. Refer, Public Resource Code, Part 8., CHAPTER 3. FRANCHISE BY COUNTIES, 49200-49205 for more information.
- Board Approval
- Letter to Homeowners
- Letter regarding Garbage Collection in the Unincorporated Areas of the County (December 22, 2006)
- Letter regarding Garbage Collection in the Unincorporated Areas of the County (October 1, 2010)
Pescadero Transfer Station
The location of the Pescadero TS/MRF is off Bean Hollow Road in Pescadero, CA 94060. The County of San Mateo owns the site. This Transfer Station serves the South Coast community.
Current Gate Rates (PDF)