The city of Burlingame, located in San Mateo County, just shy of San Francisco, started out as a retreat for wealthy San Franciscans looking for a milder climate for their second homes. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, people flocked to Burlingame looking for a refuge from the chaos of the city, and hundreds of lots were sold between 1906 and 1907. The city began as a Mexican land grant and passed through several [pairs of] hands, the second of which, William Davis Merry Howard, planted many of the trees that have led Burlingame to be known as the “City of Trees”. The city has 18,000 public trees and in 1908 the Burlingame board of trustees passed an ordinance “prohibiting cutting, injuring, or destroying trees”.
The city of Burlingame offers weekly garbage collection through Recology San Mateo County and invites residents to minimize the amount of waste they generate by considering these questions before purchasing something:
Is it durable?
Is it made locally?
Is it made with renewable rather than scarce resources?
Is it made from recycled content?
Is it recyclable, compostable, or reusable?
Is its packaging minimal and recyclable or reusable?
Residents who live in single-family homes have curbside recycling and garbage service available through Allied Waste of San Mateo County. Recycling and yard trimmings collection occurs every other week. Recycling service is collected in two categories: mixed paper, and bottles and cans. For a complete list of materials you can place in the curbside collection, visit Allied Waste or call 650-592-2411.
Battery and Electronics Recycling
Did you know that California law prohibits landfill disposal of electronics, batteries and cell phones? The City and San Mateo County offer a number of options for recycling (or reusing) these and other products that contain hazardous components. Check out the SBWMA’s RethinkWastewebsite for recycling options for batteries, cell phones, and other electronics. Fast Haul can collect and deliver your electronics and batteries to the appropriate recycling centers.
Compact Fluorescent Lights
CFLs or compact fluorescent lights are those energy-efficient bulbs and lamps that consumers have been encouraged to use instead of typical incandescent lights. They use much less electricity than incandescent lights, however, because of the mercury CFLs contain, they must be disposed of carefully and should not be thrown in your garbage or recycle carts.
Drop Off for Prescription Medications
Small concentrations of prescription drugs (including hormones, antidepressants and antibiotics) and over-the-counter drugs are being found in various waterways nationwide. Therefore residents are advised not to dispose of these in toilets or sinks or in their garbage or recycling carts. Unwanted or expired medications can be placed into the disposal box at the Burlingame Police Department at 1111 Trousdale Drive–no questions asked. (No syringes). Fast Haul can take your expired medications and/or containers to this location.
Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling
Debris and salvageable materials generated during construction and demolition of buildings is a large part of the City’s waste stream. Most of this debris is readily reusable or recyclable. To help the City meet State-mandated landfill diversion requirements, certain demolition, new construction and alteration projects are required to develop a recycling plan prior to permit issuance, and show proof of recycling upon completion. Fast Haul can help you with carrying out your plan.
If you live in Burlingame or the surrounding area, and you have bulk items, extra garbage, construction debris, unwanted electronics, discarded furniture, or other items not suitable for standard trash or recycling pick-up, contact Fast Haul as we provide the following services:
Residential Junk Removal and Trash Hauling in Burlingame
Fast Haul comes to your home and removes all your junk; With your guidance, our hauling junk removal experts will separate out the trash and haul it away. We’ll even clean up after we’re done!
Commercial Junk Removal and Trash Hauling in Burlingame
Because Fast Haul recycles most of the garbage we haul, your trash will be dealt with in a clean sustainable way. Fast Haul regularly works with local real estate companies, schools, property management companies, and government agencies as well as non-profit organizations.
Electronic Waste Hauling in Burlingame
Nowadays, electronic waste, or e-waste, is a huge percentage of America’s waste stream, especially in such a tech-oriented place as the San Francisco Bay Area. Fast Haul recycle all of your unwanted junk, including electronic waste such as TVs, computers, VCRs, DVD players, copy and fax machines, cell phones and most items containing circuit boards and electronic elements.
We offer our hauling and junk removal services to Burlingame and the entire San Francisco Bay Area! Not sure if we serve your area? Check out all of our Areas of service
1459 18th Street #217 San Francisco, CA 94107 (415) 665-0800
El Cerrito: 2350 Carquinez Avenue El Cerrito, CA 94530
Oakland: 2222 E.30th Street Oakland, CA 94602
San Rafael: 454 Las Gallinas Avenue #201 San Rafael, CA 94903
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The easiest way to hire the number 1 Burlingame junk removal company is to schedule an appointment online. In fact, not only it is easy, but a Fast Haul representative will come out to your job site to do a free estimate.
Because Fast Haul recycles most of what we remove or haul, your debris or unwanted appliances will be dealt with in a clean, sustainable way.
All of the paper, metal and recyclable items go to the recycle/reuse centers and all of the box debris goes to an approved transfer station for sorting and recycling; we truly are an environment friendly company helping keep the waters of the Bay Area clean! We specialize in Green hauling services.