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FREE Shoreway Environmental Center Tours

every 1st and 3rd Thursday starting February 2017

  • Date: 04/20/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Location: Shoreway Environmental Center
    333 Shoreway Road
    San Carlos, California 94070
  • Introduction: Starting February 2017, public tours of Shoreway Environmental Center will be held the first and third Thursday of every month (except in August).

Public Open House Days

Starting February, 2017, the public is invited to tour the Shoreway Environmental Center on the regular schedule of every first* and third Thursday of the month from 9:30 am - 10:30 am, and 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (no School Groups tour will be scheduled on these days.)

Reservations are recommended to ensure space availability. *There are no tours in August.

Visitors should plan on arriving 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour time. Closed-toed shoes, with solid heels are required (no sandals). Pants are recommended.

To schedule a tour for your business or organization, send an email to

Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

FREE Shoreway Environmental Center Tour Program for Schools and Public

Tours of the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos offer students and the community an opportunity to learn firsthand what happens to their recyclables, yard trimmings, food scraps and garbage at a working Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and Transfer Station.

Public Tours

Starting February 2017,  public tours will return to their regular schedule of being held the first and third Thursday of every month (except for August) to give the general public the opportunity to tour the Shoreway facility. There are no tours in August

School Tours

RethinkWaste offers FREE tours and bus transportation for 3rd through 5th grade public and private school classes in the RethinkWaste Service Area*.

FREE tours for interested community groups are also offered. However, these groups will have to arrange their transportation to and from the center. Tours will also be provided to schools outside our service area (but in San Mateo County) if open tour times are available, but such schools will not be offered busing assistance. Tours are available for those in the 3rd grade and higher.

To learn more about the tours offered, visit our SchoolsPublic, or Businesses/Organizations tour pages. You can also download our Schools/Community Groups Tours Flyer

*RethinkWaste service area includes Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo, parts of San Mateo County, and the West Bay Sanitary District.


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