FAQ Topic: Sanitation

How can I dispose of an old mattress?

15 to 20 million mattresses are disposed of annually and far too many of them are ending up in landfills or even just on sidewalks, since most people are not aware of a viable option. In response, a guide was developed that explains how to donate a mattress as well as mattress recycling and more. … Continued

How do I safely dispose of chemicals?

Colma residents (and all San Mateo County residents) can dispose their Household Hazardous Waste chemicals at approved facilities through the San Mateo County Environmental Health Department. San Mateo County Environmental Health Department sponsors a FREE county-wide program to collect, recycle and properly dispose of household hazardous waste. HHW Collections are held virtually every Thursday, Friday, … Continued

How do I dispose of paints?

You may drop off your old paint for recycling at the following locations: Daly City Dunn Edwards, 2201 Junipero Serra Blvd., (650) 992-9660 Kelly Moore, 6835 Mission St., (650) 301-0557 Sherwin-Williams, 7298 Mission St., (650) 301-4936 South San Francisco Blueline Transfer Station, 500 E. Jaime Ct., (650) 589-5511 Kelly Moore, 113 Hickey Blvd., (650) 756-5575 … Continued

How do I find my trash and recycling pickup day?

Residents can check their service days by going to Republic Services website, and then entering their address in the “View My Schedule” section.   It’s important to remember to have your carts placed out before 7:00 am on the collection day.  Please do not overfill you carts, and make sure the lids are fully closed. … Continued

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