Solid Waste, Recycling & Compost
The Town of Hillsborough is a member of a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) of 12 public agencies (Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, the County of San Mateo and the West Bay Sanitary District). The JPA was formed in 1982 with a primary goal of providing cost effective waste reduction, recycling and solid waste programs to member agencies through franchised services and other recyclers to meet and sustain California's waste diversion from landfill requirements.
Program Change Effective September 1, 2018
Household Battery and Cell Phone Collection Program
Starting September 3, 2018, residents in single-family homes in the RethinkWaste service area can place household batteries (i.e. rechargeable, alkaline, button) and cell phones in a clear sealed zip-top bag and place on top of your black garbage cart on your regular collection day. Please tape lithium-ion batteries and wrap cell phones in paper before placing in the zip-top bag. Click on the link for more information: http://issuu.com/news_review/docs/batt_081718?e=2059002/63900996
N&R General Overview Publication
The JPA (South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA), also known as RethinkWaste) provides strategic oversight, support and management of service providers that collect, process, recycle and dispose of materials for the member agencies.
Find information about waste service providers servicing Hillsborough.
View current solid waste collection rates.
Read about how the annual rates for Hillsborough solid waste and recycling services are set.