Hazardous Waste Disposal is easy in San Carlos, CA 94070

Hazardous Waste Disposal has become easy in San Carlos, California

ReThink Waste food scrap bucketRecycling has become more and more important on the mid-Peninsula and in Silicon Valley, as it has elsewhere in the country. Cities in California are mandated to reduce waste by large percentages in the upcoming years, and they are making it very easy for us to pitch in and do our part.

We're fortunate in San Carlos to have systems in place to make recycling very simple and safe. First it was plastics, glass and paper recycling, then green waste (including food scraps to feed these handy little buckets, then added to the yard clipping bin) and now--hazardous waste pick up!

The latest program I've learned about is the Door-to-Door Hazardous Household Waste program. The steps are clearly outlined on the RethinkWaste web site.

Some acceptable products include:

  • paint and painting supplies
  • insecticides and herbicides
  • fluorescent lights, tubes and CFLs
  • batteries
  • solvents
  • pesticides, non-empty aerosol cans

If you're a resident of San Carlos, Belmont, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, San Mateo or the West Bay Sanitary District all you need to do is call Curbside, Inc (1-800-449-7587) or email  hotmail@curbsideinc.com to get started.

What a great service this is--providing us with an easy, safe way to dispose of all those products lurking around our garage and storage areas!


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Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Compass

CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 12 commentsLottie Kendall • September 03 2010 09:37AM

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Lottie....that's a terrific program....do you realize how difficult it is to dispose of items like paint cans....or old unused paint.....it's very expensive if you can find a way to do it....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) over 9 years ago

We have good programs in place in the Twin Cities also. Costs can add up though when electronics are disposed of. But its time we did the responsible things and dispose of waste in a smart way. Your area is ahead of us as we have to drive a distance to recycle and it can take a few hours to drop off our disposables.

Posted by Paul Lesieur (203kloanmn) over 9 years ago

Lottie, my area could take a lesson from San Carlos.  I'm going to pass this along to Team Green, our local effort. Thanks.

Posted by Mary Kay Hopkins, e-PRO,GRI,CRS (Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB) over 9 years ago

Lottie, we have those programs in my area too. You are ahead of us with hazardous waste pick up. We have to take ours to a center.

Posted by Janice Ankrett, Staging Professional (Janice Ankrett Home Staging) over 9 years ago

Lottie...that is a great program!

Around here twice a year everyone can bring their stuff to adrop off....that's all there is!

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Lottie,

Yes You do have an easy way for disposing of hazardous waste in your area.

That is something that we don't have readily available to us.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 9 years ago

Barbara, this is a new program, and I'm delighted. My garage--like many people's--is full of old paint cans. Can't wait to avail myself of this easy program.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Paul, I think more cities will be starting programs like this. This pick-up service is new to us.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Mary Kay, it will be interesting to learn how it was received.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Hi Janice -- let's hope this program is successful here, then perhaps it will spread.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Joan, your situation is fairly common, I'm thinking. Our used to be that way; now it's even easier.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

Judi, perhaps because we're so built up and urban, trash disposal is a bigger issue. I think changes will be coming to more and more communities.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 9 years ago

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