apartments & Multi-Family dwellings (MFDs)

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The State of California has passed various laws and regulations (AB 341 and AB 1826) requiring apartments and multi-family dwellings (MFDs) to arrange for recycling services. To ensure properties can comply with these laws, the City of Half Moon Bay requested that Republic Services provide a minimum level of recycling and compost as part of the base level of solid waste service provided to every Half Moon Bay customer.

To activate these services, schedule a waste audit, or request training for staff, contact Republic Services at InfoHMB@RepublicServices.com or 650-592-2411.

Click here for a useful recycling, organics, and garbage sorting guide or visit https://www.recyclestuff.org/ to access a database that will help you dispose of any unwanted items you have.

Additionally, residents of Half Moon Bay living in apartment complexes (aka Multi-Family Dwellings (MFDs)) are eligible for the following services.

ServiceFrequencyAdditional Details
Free kitchen counter pails
1 per household
Call Republic at (650) 592-2411 to request a kitchen food waste pail (For large complexes, property management must call). Click here for a useful sorting guide for your fridge.

Use your new kitchen pail as a convenient way to collect food scraps. Once full, empty the contents of your Kitchen Pail into your green Compost Cart. Use newspaper, paper bags, towels, or BPI approved compostable bags to line your kitchen pail and Compost Cart.

Kitchen pails are for in-home use ONLY. Do not set this pail out for collection.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
By appointment only
Make an appointment at the San Mateo County HHW facility to get ride of unwanted, hazardous items in your home. Appointments are available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8am - 2pm.

Can’t make it to the San Mateo drop-off location? Sign up for one of the temporary HHW collection events held throughout San Mateo County. Check out our upcoming events page to see when the next HHW collection event will be held in Half Moon Bay.

Don’t know what qualifies as an HHW? Click here to find out.

On-call bulky goods collection2x / yearProperty management can call Republic Services at (650) 592-2411 to schedule a bulky goods pick-up for the entire complex. Please consider donating items that can be reused.

Accepted items include: 
  • Garbage & Bulky Items– Up to 0.5 cubic yards per unit of bagged, boxed or bundled garbage, clothing, yard trimmings and other items (e.g. MFDs with 6 units can get a total of 3 cubic yards collected twice per year).
Electronic waste (E-Waste) recycling2x / year
E-waste recycling is available at our two annual Community Recycling Days. Check out our upcoming events page to see when the next Community Recycling Day is scheduled.
Document shredding2x / year
On-site document shredding is available at our two annual Community Recycling Days. Check out our upcoming events page to see when the next Community Recycling Day is scheduled.
Free compost2x / year
Free compost is available for pick-up at our two annual Community Recycling Days. Check out our upcoming events page to see when the next Community Recycling Day is scheduled.

Still have questions? Contact Republic Services at InfoHMB@RepublicServices.com or 650-592-2411.