FREE Compost Giveaway for San Carlos CA residents

Once again it's good to live in San Carlos, California, the City of Good Living!

What: FREE compost giveaway

When: daily, when Shoreway Environmental Center is open

Where: 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos

beautiful garden

Up to 2 bags, each 3-cubic feet and available at the Environmental Center, of compost is available for San Carlos residents, as well as residents of the other 11 RethinkWaste service area customers. In addition to San Carlos, residents of Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Mateo, the County of San Mateo and the West Bay Sanitary District are invited.

Simply go to the scale house near Gate 1 and show proof of residency. 1 or 2 bags will be given to you. Then you will be directed to the Transfer Station where you can fill up the bag(s) with shovels provided.

Check out the South Bay Recycling Web Site for directions and hours of operation.

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

Peninsula Living Business Page



Comment balloon 4 commentsLottie Kendall • June 06 2012 05:25AM


Free compost?!?  What a great deal!  I wish they would offer that in the KC area!

Posted by Rob Lang, Local Expert in Lawrence Kansas Real Estate Homes (At Home Kansas) over 7 years ago

It sure doesn't make sense to throw away yard clippings, and clog drains with tons of kitchen garbage, then go out and pay $$$$ for compost! I'm glad recycling programs in our area have made huge headway. Free compost is one of the many benefits!


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago

Lottie - I certainly believe in recycling (and not just for compost ie garage sales) it's a great way to get the most out of anything we make or produce but compost is not free unless we do it ourselves it cost money to operate the recycling programs and you pay for it in your tax bill.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Hi Kathy, you're right about composting costing money unless one does it oneself. However, in our built-up suburban area, where lots can be 5,000 sq.ft. or less, and in the cities where many live in highrises, having a service like Recology, which bundles garbage pick up, recycling and kitchen waste services, it makes great sense. San Francisco is one of the 'greenest' cities around.


Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 7 years ago