City of San Carlos - Solid Waste Rate Reduction Program

Solid Waste Rate Reduction Program


 Solid Waste Rate Reduction Program

 Residential Single-Family Customers that satisfy the requirements for the PG&E CARE Program may qualify for the San Carlos Solid Waste Rate Reduction Program discount.  In 2017, the discount includes 10% off your monthly solid waste bill.  Please refer to the chart below: 

Number of Persons in Single-Family Residential Household

Total Gross Annual Household Income**


$32,040or less


$40,320 or less


$48,600 or less


$56,880 or less


$65,160 or less


$73,460 or less


$81,780 or less

Each additional person, add


*Before taxes based on current income sources
*The numbers above are based on PG&E's CARE Program and change once per year.  The chart above is valid through May 31, 2017.

How do I know if I qualify?

The program applies to residential single-family Recology customers in San Carlos. Qualification is based on gross annual household income, similar to qualification standards for PG&E’s CARE Program. Residents who receive the PG&E CARE discount on their monthly PG&E bills automatically qualify for the 10% Solid Waste Rate Reduction Program. If you think you qualify for the PG&E CARE Program but have not yet signed up, visit the PG&E CARE website, email or call 1-866-743-2273. You must be enrolled in PG&E’s CARE Program in order to receive the City’s 10% solid waste discount.

How do I sign up for the City's Solid Waste Rate Reduction Program?

If you qualify, please bring in or mail:
A copy of your December 2016 or later PG&E bill showing enrollment in PG&E’s CARE Program; and
A recent Recology bill

City Hall, Public Works Department
600 Elm Street
San Carlos, CA 94070

If you have questions, please call (650) 802-4194 or email