Tour of Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos
Apr 20, 2022 12:15 PM
Joe La Mariana, Executive Director of RethinkWaste
Tour of Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos

On Earth Day, our very own Joe La Mariana will be giving Burlingame Rotarians a private tour of the Shoreway Environmental Center at 333 Shoreway Road in San Carlos.

The Shoreway Environmental Center, California's Greenest Recycling Center, and Transfer Station, serves as a national model for sustainable building practices and innovative recycling and material handling operations.

Residential and commercial solid waste and recyclable materials collected by the franchise hauler, Recology San Mateo County, are taken to Shoreway for processing and shipment. The facility is owned by RethinkWaste and operated by South Bay Recycling (SBR).


1. This is a walking tour–you must be able to move and navigate the work areas comfortably. It can be a bit slippery in one place, so boots or sturdy, thick-soled shoes/sneakers are required. Open-toed sandals and thin flats are not allowed. It's also loud and, yes, very smelly. 😊

2. Tour will take about an hour, and there is an elevator in our Recycling Center's building.

3. All site workers and guests must be vaccinated. 

4. Please RSVP to Marilyn Orr by  April 13th so that we can order boxed lunches for everyone. We will eat outside on benches, weather permitting.