Welcome to our Sustainability FAQs. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please contact Brandi de Garmeaux, Sustainability and Resource Efficiency Coordinator, at (650) 851-1700 ext. 222.
If you have packing peanuts or other similar packing material, you can take it to the UPS Store, located in the Ladera Country Shopper Center at 3130 Alpine Road in Ladera for reuse.
We are still looking for a reliable source to recycle polystyrene (Styrofoam) items such as egg cartons, meat trays, take out "clam shells,” and so forth.
At the Town’s Annual Neighborhood Clean Up Day and Prescription Drug Disposal Event held at Ford Field every spring. This years event will be held on the morning of Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (or until bins are full). You may also drop off your old medications at the confidential drop-off containers at the entrance to the Atherton Police Department or at the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office in Redwood City. For addresses and additional drop off locations, please download this flyer from the San Mateo County Health Department: Prescription Drug Disposal Flyer
Try contacting the Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto:
In-Kind Donations/Donation Pick-Up 650-323-7781 ext. 10 email@example.com
General Office Information 2411 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto, CA 94303 650-323-7781 650-833-0371 - Fax firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents now have the convenience of disposing of these items through GreenWaste by simply placing them in a clear, zip lock bag (each CFL should be placed in a separate bag), and leaving them on top of your recycling bin. Handlers from GreenWaste will then remove them with your scheduled garbage/recycled materials pick up.
If your tennis shoes are in good condition, you can donate them to the Woodside Tennis Shop (across the street from Roberts on Woodside Rd). According to a local resident, they donate the shoes that are in reasonable shape to people in Mexico, who are so thankful and who wear them out completely.
If your tennis shoes are worn out, you can recycle them at the Nike Store in the Stanford Shopping Center through the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe program. There is a bin in the back of the store and they will accept any brand of sneaker in any condition. The old tennis shoes are ground up and used for tracks, playgrounds, etc.
The Town will sponsor a Nike Reuse-a-Shoe program at the Town Center in April--stay tuned for more info!
Nike Store6 Stanford Shopping Center, Suite 6-APalo Alto, CA 94304(650) 326-6957
Woodside Tennis Shop3048 Woodside RdWoodside, CA 94062(650) 851-1660
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