RethinkWaste Business Recycling Reporting

Effective January 1, 2015

The RethinkWaste Board of Directors recently passed SBWMA Ordinance No. 002 to help gather data on recycling activities taking place in our service area separate from those services provided by Recology San Mateo County. The new Ordinance applies to businesses that back haul recyclable materials, and haulers, brokers and other entities that provide recycling collection services to businesses in our service area. The Ordinance requires that these type of businesses report recycling data (such as weight, types of recycleables collected, and city collected in) on a quarterly basis starting in 2015.

Registration/Adminstrative Fee

The Ordinance requires each affected business to register with RethinkWaste, and pay an annual registration fee to cover administrative expenses. The fee for 2016 is $125 per business, and due upon registering. The deadline to register is April 20, 2016. Businesses that have registered in prior years must also pay the $125 annual fee for 2016 by April 20, 2016.

2016 Reporting Deadlines

  • First Quarter (January, February, March) - Due on May 1, 2016
  • Second Quarter (April, May, June) - Due on August 1, 2016
  • Third Quarter (July, August, September) - Due on November 1, 2016
  • Fourth Quarter (October, November, December) - Due on February 1, 2017



For a copy of the Ordinance, map of our service area, and other related information, please click on the links below: