To learn more information on what is recyclable in your neighborhood and how to participate in the recycling program, visit the City of San Jose's Recycling and Garbage program for residents.
Click here to view and download a list of the acceptable materials for your recycling cart or bin
Refrigerators, furniture, and other large items may be collected from your complex. To arrange for a free large time pickup call your propery manager or contact Customer Service at 408-282-4400.
To report illegal dumping call 408-535-3500 or report online. Illegal dumping is a crime with fines up to $10,000.
Resources and information about other services, including Home Compost/ Vermicompost and donation resources.
GreenTeam's collection trucks powered by compressed natural gas, a cleaner burning fuel, provide the community with cleaner air.
Learn more about recycling containers and the set-out for multi-family residents.
Call GreenTeam at 408-282-4400 to:
Effective July 1, 2012, AB 341, the State of California’s Mandatory Commercial Recycling & Organics Program, requires multi-family complexes with 5 units or more to recycle. If your complex fits into this parameter and you currently do not have recycling, GreenTeam of San Jose will provide recycling containers and service for no additional charge. Please contact Customer Service at 408-282-4400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in the recycling program.
To find a recycling center near you that will exchange recyclables for cash, visit CalRecycle.
Composting is nature's way of recycling. It is a satisfying way to turn fruit, vegetables and yard trimmings into a dark, crumbly, sweet smelling soil conditioner. Composting is easy, it's smart, and it's recycling.
To find out more about composting visit www.ucanr.edu/compost.
You can schedule a free disposal appointment for household hazardous materials such as batteries, cleaning fluids, fluorescent light bulbs, paint, pesticides and fertilizers, pool chemicals, solvents, medical waste and mercury thermometers. Visit www.hhw.org or call the County of Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste Program at 408-299-7300.
Household Hazardous Waste
Re-using an item is far better than recycling. To check out donation alternatives before you recycle search the links below.
To determine the appropriate bin or cart sizes required, it may be necessary to convert cubic yards to gallons, or vice versa. The following conversion information will enable faster calculations for specific development plans:
1 gallon = 0.00495 cubic yards
1 cubic yard = 202 gallons
Example: 1 cubic yard of solid waste requires approximately two 96-gallon carts
|1 cubic yard
|1.5 cubic yards||34-1/2"||29-1/2"||72"|
|2 CY bin||41-1/2"||34-1/2"||72"|
|3 CY bin||50-1/2"||41-1/2"||72"|
|4 CY bin||71"||58"||72"|
|6 CY bin||41-1/2"||34-1/2"||72"|
*Dimensions may vary slightly, depending on the manufacturer
+Bin heights listed without wheels; add 4” if a bin with wheels is desired
Note: Add one foot around bins for curb bumpers and maneuverability between walls.
Click here to visit the City of San Jose's recycling and garbage website for apartments and condos.
GreenTeam of San Jose also provides roll-off construction debris box rental services for all residential and business cleanups/remodels in the City of San Jose, to businesses in Milpitas and to industrial areas in Santa Clara for large commercial and demolition projects. We deliver, your load, and we haul away!