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For Immediate Release
September 19, 2017

Contact: John Doughty
Public Works Director

Compost Giveaway and Mattress/E-Waste Recycling Event

HALF MOON BAY, CA – The City of Half Moon Bay and Republic Services have scheduled a Compost Giveaway and Mattress/E-Waste Recycling Event. It’s a great opportunity for Half Moon Bay residents to get some free compost for their gardens, safely recycle their old electronics and keep them out of the landfill, and get rid of an old unused mattress and/or box spring that’s taking up space.

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 10 am - 2 pm
Our Lady of the Pillar Parking Lot
400 Church Street, Half Moon Bay
(The event will take place rain or shine)

Compost Giveaway:
Half Moon Bay residents can get a supply of rich compost for free to enhance their home gardens. Compost, provided by Republic Services, is an ideal amendment to enrich the soil for lawns, gardens, plants, and trees. And by using compost, wonderful organic resources are added to the soil and the use of fertilizers can be reduced.

Residents must bring their own shovels, gloves, and containers, and may take up to 1 cubic yard of compost. Compost is available while supplies last. Please note that this compost giveaway is not available to professional gardeners or landscapers, or for other commercial uses.

E-Waste Recycling:
Acceptable items include TVs, computers, printers, monitors, cables/cords, cell phones, DVD players, laptops and more (working or not). We cannot accept household appliances like fans, floor heaters, smoke detectors, vacuum cleaners, cooktops, microwaves, appliances or household hazardous waste.

Mattress Drop-Off:
Limited to 1 mattress and 1 box spring per household. We cannot accept bed frames, headboards, pillows, futons, sheets, or blankets.

Proof of Half Moon Bay residency is required. More information is available by calling Republic Services at 650-592-2411.

Located 28 miles south of San Francisco, the City of Half Moon Bay is a community of about 12,500 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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