Members of our UU Fellowship recently toured the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos where we asked about the Dos and Don’ts of recycling, composting, and waste disposal. Here’s some of what we learned. Due to space limitations, I am posting this as three separate articles:
About 1.7 million pounds of garbage is taken to a landfill near Half Moon Bay every day. They estimate that this landfill will be full in 15 years.
Residential and commercial solid waste and recyclable materials collected by the franchise hauler, Recology San Mateo County, are taken to Shoreway for processing and shipment. The facility is operated by South Bay Recycling under a 10-year contract with RethinkWaste as of January 1, 2011.