Skip to main content

Using Translation

The County of San Mateo has added a translation feature developed by Google Translate to assist web visitors in understanding information on this website in a variety of foreign languages. Please be aware that Google Translate, a free third party service which the County does not control, provides automated computer translations that may not give you an exact translation. The County cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate so translations should not be considered exact and only used as a rough guide. Anyone relying on information obtained from Google Translate does so at his or her own risk. The County disclaims and will not accept any liability for damages or losses of any kind caused by the use of the Google Translate feature.

Free Electronics, Styrofoam & Tires Recycling Drop-Off Event for San Mateo County Residents – Pescadero Transfer Station

Date(s) - 02/08/2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


The County of San Mateo’s Sustainability Department and Environmental Health Department are hosting a free electronics, Styrofoam and tires recycling drop-off event for San Mateo County residents.

Event Flyers


Items accepted include: 

  • Small appliances: microwaves, hairdryers, vacuum cleaners, lamps (without bulbs), etc.
  • Radio and stereo components
  • Phones and cell phones
  • Fax machines, copiers, printers, scanners
  • Televisions, VCRs, DVD players
  • Computers (CPUs), monitors, laptops, keyboards, hard drives
  • Electronic video games and toys
  • Ink/Toner cartridges

Items NOT accepted include:

  • Batteries of any kind
  • Fluorescent lightbulbs, tubes and ballasts
  • Large appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, dryers and washing machines, air conditioners
  • Smoke detectors
  • Solar panels
  • Thermostats

Residents must provide proof of residency in San Mateo County (e.g., driver’s license, utility bill, garbage collection bill, etc.).

This event’s electronics collector and County-approved certified recycler is ZARC Recycling, LLC (2422 S California St, Stockton / (650) 871-7327 /  Select items will also be taken to and processed at County-approved certified recycler, ERI (



Limit 9 passenger or light truck tires per vehicle (state law) up to R19.5 size with or without rims. Deflated tires only. If you have more than 9 tires, you can make multiple trips. No commercial tire, auto repair or salvage businesses.  

Collector: San Francisco Conservation Corps


  • Call Robert: 650-464-7079


Styrofoam / expanded polystyrene blocks: white #6 only, must be clean.

Packing peanuts will not be accepted.