Coats for Kids

Coats for kids

Recology San Mateo County Collecting Used Coats for Kids

Program Includes Curbside Collection in Ten Peninsula Cities, North Fair Oaks, San Mateo County (county “pockets” serviced by Recology San Mateo County) and West Bay Sanitary District. Also provided, are the Various Drop off Locations

SAN CARLOS, CA - Recology San Mateo County is launching its annual Coats for Kids Program to collect new and gently used coats to donate to those in need of a warm coat during the cold weather season. From Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 8th, drivers from Recology will collect coats curbside from residential homes on their collection day in Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, North Fair Oaks, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, San Mateo County (county “pockets” serviced by Recology San Mateo County), and West Bay Sanitary District.

"Recology has been providing our Coats for Kids Program for many years in the communities we service. It has proven to be a great program helping those individuals and families in need," says Recology San Mateo General Manager, Mario Puccinelli.

Residents in the participating communities are asked to place coats in a clear plastic bag markedly Coats for Kids" and to then place the bag next to or on the top of their blue Recycle Cart on their regular collection day, during the week of November 4 through November 8.

Collection containers labeled "Coats for Kids" will also be placed at various locations throughout participating cities noted above and at Recology’s office where residents can drop off coats. The drop off locations can be used by anyone interested in making a donation. Please note that the Coats for Kids “drop off” locations will be accepting coats from Monday Nov. 4 through Friday Nov. 15. At the various drop off locations, please look for the Recology wheeled collection carts that are labeled "Coats for Kids"

List of collection sites…

  • Town of Atherton
    91 Ashfield Rd.
    Mon- Fri 8am-12pm
    Mon- Fri 1pm-5pm
  • Belmont City Hall
    1 Twin Pines Lane
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Belmont Fire Station 14
    911 Granada St
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Beresford Park
    2720 Alameda De Las Pulgas, San Mateo
    Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 8:30am-1pm
  • Burlingame City Hall
    501 Primrose Rd.
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Burlingame Library
    480 Primrose Ave
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Burlingame Recreation Center
    850 Burlingame Ave
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • East Palo Alto City Hall
    2415 University Avenue
    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
  • City of East Palo Alto Community Center
    1960 Tate St
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Foster City Recreation Center
    650 Shell Blvd.
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • County of San Mateo
    555 County Center, Redwood City
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • North Fair Oaks Community Center
    2600 Middlefield Rd., Redwood City
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • San Mateo City Hall
    330 W 20th Avenue
    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
  • Town of Hillsborough
    1600 Floribunda Ave
    Mon-Th 9am-5pm, Fri 9am -12pm
  • Arrillaga Family Recreation Center
    700 Alma Street, Menlo Park
    Mon-Fri 5:30am-10pm
  • Arrillaga Gymnastics Center
    501 Laurel Street, Menlo Park
    Mon-Fri 8:30am-8pm
  • Redwood City, City Hall
    1017 Middlefield Rd.
    Mon-Fri 9am - 5am
  • Red Morton Community Center
    1120 Roosevelt Ave., Redwood City
    Mon-Th 8am - 10pm, Fri 8am - 8pm
  • San Carlos City Hall
    600 Elm Street
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • San Carlos Library
    610 Elm St
    Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
  • Recology San Mateo County
    225 Shoreway Rd
    San Carlos
    Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

At the end of the drive, Recology will deliver all of the donated coats to local non-profit agencies for distribution to those in need. The Coats for Kids program is held annually by Recology San Mateo County. Last year, Recology collected approximately 1000 gently used coats that were donated to families in need through St. Anthony’s and Samaritan House.

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About Recology San Mateo County
Recology San Mateo County was chosen in 2008 by RethinkWaste to provide Recycle, Compost and Garbage collection services for its 12 Member Agencies. Recology’s roots in recycling go back to 1920 in San Francisco, when garbage men, known then as "scavengers", actively sought out alternative uses for refuse. Recology provides solid waste and recycling services to more than 100 communities, and serves more than 600,000 residential and 80,000 commercial customers. Recology recycling facilities serve as national models, and the company is known as a pioneer in waste reduction, often exploring new technologies to facilitate landfill diversion. For more information, please visit