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Please Help Provide “Coats for Kids”

Good afternoon –

Here it is, the first day of November, and the weather is certainly turning cold and rainy. And it’s also time for Recology’s annual Coats for Kids program. Please consider helping out by donating a warm coat to those in need. Read below for the details about Coats for Kids – in Redwood City, there will be collection bins here at City Hall (1017 Middlefield Road) and at Red Morton Community Center (1120 Roosevelt Avenue). Or, you can get curbside pickup of donated coats. Please visit for more info or if you have questions about this great program.

Thank you,

~ malcolm


Recology San Mateo County Collecting Used Coats for Kids

Program Includes Curbside Collection in Nine Peninsula Cities and Various Drop off Locations

SAN CARLOS, CA – Recology San Mateo County is launching its annual Coats for Kids Program to collect new and gently used coats to donate to those in need of a warm coat during the cold weather season. From Monday, November 5th through Friday, November 9th, drivers from Recology will collect coats curbside from residential homes on their collection day in Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos and San Mateo.

“Recology has been providing our Coats for Kids Program for many years in the communities we service. It has proven to be a great program helping those individuals and families in need,” says Recology San Mateo County General Manager, Mario Puccinelli.

Residents in the participating communities are asked to place coats in a clear plastic bag marked “Coats for Kids” and to then place the bag next to or on the top of their blue Recycle Cart on their regular collection day, during the week of November 5 to 9.

Collection containers labeled “Coats for Kids” will also be placed at various locations throughout participating cities noted above and Recology’s offices where residents can drop off coats. The drop off locations can be used by anyone interested in making a donation, even if their city is not participating in the program this year.

At the end of the drive, Recology will deliver all of the donated coats to local non-profit agencies for distribution to those in need. The Coats for Kids program is held annually by Recology and has hopes of having more communities participate each year. Last year, Recology collected approximately 750 gently used coats that were donated to families in need through St. Anthony’s and Samaritan House.

For more information or a list of drop-off locations, please visit

About Recology San Mateo County

Recology San Mateo County was chosen in 2008 by RethinkWaste to provide Recycle, Compost and Garbage collection services for its 12 Member Agencies. Recology’s roots in recycling go back to 1920 in San Francisco, when garbage men, known then as “scavengers,” actively sought out alternative uses for refuse. Recology provides solid waste and recycling services to more than 100 communities, and serves more than 600,000 residential and 80,000 commercial customers. Recology recycling facilities serve as national models, and the company is known as a pioneer in waste reduction, often exploring new technologies to facilitate landfill diversion. For more information, please visit


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