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Posted on: April 1, 2019

Half Moon Bay's Annual Earth Day Celebration THIS FRIDAY April 19

April 1, 2019 - Celebrate Earth Day early at Half Moon Bay's free compost/eWaste drop off/document shredding event! April 19, 10 am at the Library. Info booths by Peninsula Clean Energy, Sea Hugger,, County Office of Sustainability + others.

April 1, 2019
For Immediate Release

Contact: McKayla McMahon
City Manager's Office

Join Half Moon Bay for an Early Earth Day Celebration on April 19!
Free Compost, Free eWaste Drop Off, Free Document Shredding

Half Moon Bay, CA - Earth Day is April 22, but the community is invited to celebrate early with Half Moon Bay and Republic Services. Its the 6th Annual Half Moon Bay Earth Day celebration, with free compost, free ewaste drop off, and free document shredding, brought to you by Republic Services.

Friday, April 19, 2019
10 am - 3 pm
Half Moon Bay Library
620 Correas Street

Event takes place rain or shine!

There will also be information booths from Peninsula Clean Energy, Sea Hugger,, San Mateo County Office of Sustainability, and other local groups.This event is free and fun for the entire family.

The compost giveaway, ewaste drop off, and shredding services will take place in the Cunha Middle School parking lot adjacent to the library. Enter from either Correas Street or Church Street and follow drive through directions.

Compost Giveaway

  • Bring your own shovels, gloves and containers
  • Limit: 1 cubic yard of compost per resident
  • First come, first-serve!
  • Not for professional gardeners, landscapers, or other commercial use

eWaste Drop Off

Electronic items accepted include:

  • Small appliances: microwaves, hairdryers, vacuum cleaners, lamps (without bulbs), etc.
  • Radio and stereo components, phones/cell phones
  • Computers, monitors, laptops, keyboards, hard drives, fax machines, copiers, printers, scanners
  • Televisions, VCRs, DVD players

Document Shredding

  • Bring paper documents and confidential materials for safe and secure shredding done onsite
  • Limit: THREE standard size bankers boxes (10"x12"x15") per household
  • Available until truck is full or event ends, whichever comes first

Half Moon Bay residents only - proof of residency required.

Questions? Call Republic Services at 650-592-2411 or Half Moon Bay at 650-750-2011.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 11,500 people, situated on the peninsula between forested hills and some of the most beautiful coastlines that California has to offer. Its historic Downtown is home to numerous shops, art galleries, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and other businesses, and its celebrated beaches and parks are wonders of nature, accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, and equestrians. With its many activities and events, beautiful natural scenery, old-town charm, and abundance of retail and commercial services, Half Moon Bay is a regional destination. The City’s website is


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