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2017 Solid Waste Rates

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2017 Solid Waste Rates

The 2017 solid waste rates can be seen in the tables below. 

Residential-Curbside Service

Description

Gallons

Current  Rate

2017 Rates

1 - 20 gallon

20

$20.87

$21.29

1 - 32 gallon

32

$31.18

$31.80

1 - 64 gallon

64

$57.23

$53.27

1 - 96 gallon

96

$68.45

$69.82


Commercial Can Service

No. of Cans

Pick-Up Frequency

Can Size (Gallons) 

Current Rate

2017   Rates

1

1

32

$28.54

$27.97

1

1

64

$59.56

$58.37

1

1

96

$88.40

$86.63


Commercial Bin Service

No of Bins

Pick-Up Frequency

Bin Size (Yards) 

Current Rates

2017 Rates

1

1

1

$121.48

$119.05

1

1

2

$247.81

$242.85

1

1

3

$378.88

$371.30

1

2

3

$801.74

$785.71


The City of San Carlos is continuing the Solid Waste Rate Reduction Program, offering a 10% discount on monthly trash bills to qualifying low-income households. 
For more information, please follow the links below:

Unscheduled Services (PDF  185 KB).
General Information on Garbage Collection
Recology San Mateo County
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How Rates are Set
The City of San Carlos is a part of the South Bayside Waste Management Authority (SBWMA). The SBWMA is comprised of twelve local agencies including the Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, San Mateo, County of San Mateo, and the West Bay Sanitary District. The SBWMA assists each member agency in managing their franchise agreement with contracted waste hauler, Recology.

Each year, Recology is required to submit a compensation application. The compensation application details all of the collection cost, disposal expenses at Shoreway Environmental Center, and the City’s franchise and other fees. The rate application includes an estimate of the revenue that is required to pay for collection services in the coming year.  The difference between the revenue and the projected revenue requirement is used to determine the recommended rate adjustments needed by each agency to pay for these services as of January 1st of each year.

Rate Protest Process

The 2018-2020 Solid Waste Rates Public Hearing will be held November 27, 2017 at City Hall.

If you wish to file a written protest, please send a letter in a sealed envelope addressed to Solid Waste Rates, City Clerk, City of San Carlos, 600 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070.  Your letter must identify the real property you own by street address and assessor’s parcel number (located on the front of the notice). Your letter must be legibly signed by any one of the current property owners.  Your name should be set forth as it appears on your tax bill. 

In order to be considered for 2018-2020 Solid Waste Rates protest, the City of San Carlos must receive your letter at City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on date of Solid Waste Rate public hearing, or it must be presented at the City Council meeting prior to the close of the public hearing on the matter.

Any person interested, including all collection customers of the City of San Carlos, may appear at the public hearing and be heard on any matter related to the proposed rates.

Contact Us
If you have questions, comments or concerns about Solid Waste Rates, please contact the City of San Carlos Public Works Department at (650) 802-4194.