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As of July 1, 2012, California requires all businesses that generate four (4) or more cubic yards of garbage per week and multi-family dwellings with five (5) or more units to recycle.  

AB 1826 Compost recycling

Waste, Recycling and Compost Services

Collection and disposal of regular solid waste, targeted recyclable and organic material for the City of Belmont is provided under contract with Recology of San Mateo County.  These services are required for all residential and commercial premises within the City limits. The residential collection hours are 6:00 am - 6:00 pm on weekdays (i.e. Monday through Friday) exclusive of Holidays.

Basic Services includes:

* Once a week collection of garbage, recyclables, and compost (all collected on the same day)

* Twice a year scheduled collection of bulky items to single-family residents. Recology's bulky item pick up     service is a safe and responsible way to dispose of items you no longer want or need and is offered at no       additional charge. Contact Recology to make an appointment.

* Street sweeping services

* Free of Charge Community Shred events, Compost events & E-scrap events (offered throughout the year)

* Christmas tree recycling collection

* Landfill fees for disposal of garbage & costs associated with handling recyclable & organic materials

To assist residents in understanding what their garbage rates include, RethinkWaste has updated its website to include rate information. The pages include a general introduction to rates, frequently asked questions, and an editorial from The Daily Journal on garbage rates. To learn more, go to RethinkWaste


Hazardous Household Waste

 Household Hazardous Waste Program 
To schedule an appointment for a Hazardous Household Waste event, you must make an appointment through San Mateo County HHW online at: or by calling (650) 363-4718, select option 3.




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Solid Waste Rate Notice 2019

2019 Solid Waste Rate Application - City Council Staff Report

Resolution and Proposed 2019 Rates

 2018 Garbage Rates

Public Hearing Notice-Recology Solid Waste Rate Application for 2018 (11/28/2017)

2017 Garbage Rates

2016 Solid Waste Final Report and Rates
2016 Proposed Solid Waste Rates 
Solid Waste Presentation (9/22/15 Meeting)
Staff Report (9/22/15 Meeting)
Resolution (9/22/15 Meeting)


2015 Garbage Rates

2014 RethinkWaste Annual Report

2014 Garbage Rates                                             City of Belmont/Recology Franchise Agreement & Amendments
Recology Rate Application Letter                            Amendment No. 1 
Recology Rate Application                                     Amendment No. 2 and Resolution  
Final Solid Waste Report                                          

Notice of Public Hearing-Nov. 26, 2013                  AB 1826 Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling (brochure)
Staff Report-Rate Analysis- Oct. 08, 2013               AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling