|Fireworks Are Illegal in Burlingame!
The Burlingame Police Department and the Central County Fire Department would like to remind residents and visitors that all fireworks, including "safe and sane" fireworks, may not be used in Burlingame by order of Burlingame Municipal Code 10.48.010. Violators will be prosecuted. Call 650-777-4100 to report illegal fireworks.
|Invite Burlingame Police to Your Neighborhood
On Tuesday, August 7, neighborhoods throughout Burlingame are invited to join forces with thousands of other communities nationwide for the National Night Out crime prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and is co-sponsored locally by the Burlingame Police Department. Over 15,000 communities from all 50 states are expected to participate in "America's Night Out Against Crime."
From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., people in neighborhoods throughout Burlingame are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with neighbors. Many neighborhoods will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties and cookouts.
If you plan on hosting a neighborhood event, and would like members of the Burlingame Police Department to visit, please contact to Captain Mike Matteucci by phone at 650-777-4143 or by email at
Your recycling questions answered!
Are the plastic caps for big bottles (e.g. liter soda bottles, lemonade bottles) recyclable?
Yes, they are recyclable as long as the cap is not black plastic. If it is not black, please leave the cap attached to the plastic container and toss it in the recycle bin. If the cap is black, please discard it in the trash since the machines at the Shoreway Environmental Center cannot identify black plastic.
Are "to go" coffee cups compostable? What about the plastic lids?
The cup and sleeve can go into the compost bin. If the lid is not black plastic, it can go into the recycling bin as long as it has the chasing arrows (recycling symbol) on it, which most lids do. If the lid is black, then it goes in the garbage bin.
Are disposable drink cups from fast food outlets (i.e. paper on the outside and wax coating on the inside) compostable or recyclable?
These drink cups are compostable.
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Events Around Town
Burlingame Library Foundation's 12th Annual
Book & Author Luncheon
Saturday, September 8, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Peninsula Golf and Country Club, 701 Madera Dr., San Mateo
Featured authors include: Peter Rubin,
Future Presence: How Virtual Reality is Changing Human Connection, Intimacy and the Limits of Ordinary Life; Meg Waite Clayton,
Beautiful Exiles; and, Matt Richtel,
Dead on Arrival
Online auction: August 12 - September 2. Stay tuned for more details.
Boutique vendors: Books Inc, Hudson Grace, Jacqueline B, Kathy Kamei, Stich-Te-Naku, Susie O Handbags, The Treasured Accessory, Toss Designs
Music in the Park - Urban Outlaws
Sunday July 1
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Washington Park, Burlingame
This week's band is Urban Outlaws! Kick off your holiday weekend by enjoying the Bay Area's best country band play all the favorite hits. Ranging from the country classics (Johnny Cash, George Straight, Waylon Jennings) to more modern bands (Chris Stapleton, Zach Brown Band, Kenny Chesney), Urban Outlaws will play all the jams that will have you dancing in your boots!
The Music in the Park concert series is brought to you by Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department and Veolia Water. All concerts are free! Bring your chair or blanket. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. There will be face painting, a food vendor, and other sweet treats. Also, the Burlingame Art Society will be onsite hosting open houses at each concert to display some of their amazing artwork. Check out the City's
Music in the Park
webpage for further details!
Summer Book Mixer!
Thursday, June 28, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Main Library, Front Porch, 480 Primrose Rd.
Join our staff and fellow book-lovers on the library front porch to talk about our favorite topic - books!
- Light refreshments
- Riveting literary conversations
- Personalized book recommendations
- Book raffle
Plus, find out about our personalized book curation program.
2nd Annual Firefighters' Ball
Saturday, July 21
Doubletree Hotel, Burlingame
Music. Silent auction. Open bar. Tickets $75.00 or $90.00 after 7/1/2018 or at the door. Proceeds benefit the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. For questions, call 650-576-4730 or visit Fire Station 34 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
(The community events listed here are not sponsored or endorsed by the City of Burlingame)
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