The Shoreway Environmental Center Transfer Station is set to reopen on Monday due to the San Mateo County Health Department’s revised shelter-in-place order.
The transfer station at 333 Shoreway Road in San Carlos will resume regular business hours to receive all regular, non-hazardous waste residential and commercial: solid waste materials, landscaping/organic materials, and construction and demolition materials, according to ReThinkWaste. Residents will also be able to obtain up to two bags of compost materials for their gardens at no charge.
Business hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends.
While the transfer station will reopen, the recycling center will remain closed as it is a smaller space inadequate for to comply with health order social distancing requirements
All employees and visitors to the transfer station will be required to uses masks and face coverings and observe social distancing measures. Visitors will be subject to a non-contact, temperature screening test per the health order, which will be administered at the public scale house. Those with excessive temperatures will not be allowed to access the facility, according to ReThinkWaste.
“We recognize the urgent community need to reopen the facility as residents and businesses reactivate their construction projects, clean out their garages and yards, and lots of other low-risk, allowable activities during this time,” said Joe La Mariana, RethinkWaste Executive Director.