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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Free Recycling Event For All Atherton Residents

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The Town of Atherton will be hosting a free recycling event on Saturday, August 15th from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Holbrook-Palmer Park at 150 Watkins Avenue. For questions about the Community Paper Shred and Compost Giveaway please contact Francesca Reyes at or call 650-752-0500. 

There will be No E-WASTE recycling due to issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper shredding services and Compost pick-up will still be available.

The Shoreway Public Recycling Center (PRC) is now open and accepts E-Waste items.

The PRC resumed regular business hours to serve as a free residential drop off location for a variety of items including, electronic waste, cooking oil, fluorescent lights, batteries, used motor oil and filters, and excess cardboard. A full list of accepted materials can be found at:

Public Recycling Center regular business hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Find more information about the reopening at:


Curbside Pick-up (Shred): 
Residents may place their shredding materials in their trunks, have them labelled, and if possible remove any personal items. Vendors will pick up the shredding materials from the residents’ trunks.

Drop-off (Shred): 
Residents may drop off their shredding materials on the tables if they feel uncomfortable having the vendors reach inside their cars.

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