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Household hazardous waste programs are available within San Mateo County.
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Recology of San Mateo County will recycle your batteries.
Read about the various choices regarding your unwanted computers.
If you wish to recycle the phone(s) you can do so with Recology of San Mateo County.
You may donate your cell phone to your local Verizon Wireless store as part of their Hopeline Program.The closest Verizon store to Atherton is located 1.5 miles North in Redwood City at 2501 El Camino Real.
San Mateo County offers choices for disposal.
If you have a gun, grenade or other explosive device in your residence that you wish to dispose of contact the Police Department and an officer will respond to your residence. Please do NOT bring the items to the Police Deparment. Our goal is to asist you in a safest manner possible. The best way to for us to do so is to allow us to handle the items.
San Mateo County has many locations to safely dispose of your unused medications.
Upon your request, the Atherton Police Department will dispose of any ammunition you may have at your house. Just call the police department at 650-688-6500, or you can bring your ammunition down to the station. We will also dispose of any old firearms you do not want. If you bring a firearm to the police department for disposal, make sure it is unloaded and keep it in the trunk of your vehicle until an officer meets with you in the lobby. You can also call the police department at 650-688-6500 and an officer will meet you at your home.