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Posted on: February 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Refuse Services Information


GreenWaste Recovery began providing service to the Town on January 1, 2021. Atherton customers receive Mixed Compostables, Recyclable Materials and Yard Trimmings service. GreenWaste Recovery's website provides additional details on specific Atherton service delivery. They can be reached by phone at (650) 798-5999. Additional information along with FAQs can also be found on the Town's website

FAQs include: 

  • Why did the Town change service providers?
  • Did the rates go up? 
  • Are the service levels changing? 
  • Why is food waste moving to the gray cart?
  • How do I set out EXTRA materials? 

Trash, Recyclables and Organics Collection - Sorting Changes
GreenWaste Recovery Community Meeting
Trash, recyclables and organics are collected weekly. Residents are encouraged to place the recycling containers at the curb no sooner than the evening prior to the pickup and to remove them as soon as possible after pickup, but no later than the evening of pickup.

Service Concerns:

Residents should first contact GreenWaste Recovery at (650) 798-5999 about their concerns. In general, most problems can be resolved with a phone call. The Town's agreement requires GreenWaste to be responsive to residents' needs, and procedures are in place if there are patterns of poor customer service.

Collection Schedules

Service schedules remain the same as in previous years; but there may be some adjustments required to balance routes. Please contact GreenWaste for additional questions.Atherton-2021-Sorting-Changes

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