Redwood City residents can now pick up free compost at the Shoreway Environmental Center at 333 Shoreway Road in San Carlos, courtesy of South Bay Recycling (Shoreway Transfer Station & Recycling Center).
Just go to the scale house through Gate 1, provide proof of residency (a utility bill or ID card), and you’ll be provided with up to two empty paper bags for the compost. Each bag holds about 3 cubic feet. From there, you’ll be directed to the Transfer Station to get the compost. It’s self-serve – you fill the bags yourself (they do provide shovels). There is a limit of two bags per visit, and it’s for residents only – not for commercial use.
Visit the South Bay Recycling website for hours of operation and other info. More information on these and other services is available at www.rethinkwaste.org .