Menlo Park residents and businesses can recycle many items for free at the Shoreway Public Recycling Center. For more information, please visit the Shoreway Environmental Center website or the Rethink Waste website.
Fluorescent lighting tubes (residential - only 6 tubes per visit, must be less than 6 feet long)
Latex paint (up to 10 gallons)
Sharps (must be containerized in an authorized sharps container)
Used motor antifreeze (up to 10 gallons)
Used motor oil (up to 15 gallons)
Used motor oil filters
Hard and soft cover books
Working household goods (dishes / utensils, pots / pans, kids toys and games, lamps, fans, etc.)
Tour the Shoreway Public Recycling Center and learn about resources management, conservation, and what happens to recyclables, yard trimmings and food scraps and garbage through a school group tour or public open house.
Free bus transportation to the Shoreway Environmental Center is available to fourth through sixth grade public and private school classes from Menlo Park.
Public open houses
Public tours are offered every third Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to Noon. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations are encouraged.