Single-Family Residents



TTY: 408-479-7364
For persons with hearing or speech disabilities only

Single Family Residents

Cart Orders and Curbside Basics

Learn more about cart placement at the curb, cart repair or replacement and the different sizes available. Visit, dial 3-1-1, or call (408) 535-3500 for a cart repair or replacement, and to, change your cart size.


The City of San Jose’s recycling and garbage website provides detailed information on what is recyclable.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Trucks

Trucks powered by compressed natural gas, a cleaner burning fuel, provide the community with cleaner air.

Additional Programs

Information on bulky item pick up, extra materials, motor oil collection, and other programs is available to single-family residents.

Other Services

Resources and information about other services, including donation resources.

Single Family Residents: Cart Orders and Curbside Basics

View tips on curbside set-out guidelines and extra material set-out at the link.

Household Carts are available in the 3 sizes as outlined below.  You can change your cart size by visiting, dial 3-1-1, or call (408) 535-3500.

        96-Gallon                64-Gallon            32-Gallon

Image of variouos cart sizes.

Single Family Residents: Recyclables

Visit to view the acceptable recyclable items in your recycling cart.

To request a free recycling guide and reference sheet, click here for more information.

Single Family Residents: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Trucks

GreenTeam of San Jose collects garbage and recycling carts in the western and central parts of San Jose with trucks powered by compressed natural gas. These trucks are powered by a cleaner burning alternative fuel made entirely in the U.S., and provide our community with cleaner air. The trucks also have a larger collection capacity to reduce the amount of trips to the landfill and recycling center for unloading. The mileage and emissions are reduced in comparison to the split body trucks.

Single Family Residents: Additional Programs

Junk Pickup Collection

Free Junk Pickup collections include items like refrigerators, furniture and other large items.  To learn more visit To schedule your next free junk pickup appointment visit, dial 3-1-1, or call (408) 535-3500.

Extra Garbage Bag Stickers

For extra garbage that cannot fit in your garbage cart, you may purchase extra garbage bag stickers at your local San Jose Lucky's or Safeway stores.
Please click on Extra Garbage Stickers for more information on cost and set out information.

Image of an Extra Garbage Sticker.

Used Motor Oil and Oil Filter Collection

To recycle used motor oil and oil filters curbside, you must use GreenTeam of San Jose-issued oil jugs and filter bags which are designed to prevent leaks. To order the free oil jugs and filter bags, visit, dial 3-1-1, or call (408) 535-3500.

. Please make sure to place filled oil jugs and filter bags on the curb near your recycling carton your collection day.

Oil mixed with antifreeze, transmission fluid, or any other automotive fluid will NOT be collected. For safe disposal of other automotive fluids, contact the County of Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program at 408-282-4400 (TTY: TTY: 408-479-7364
For persons with hearing or speech disabilities only
) or visit to schedule a free appointment.

Additional Information

For more information on the additional services provided by GreenTeam of San Jose, you may contact Customer service at 408-282-4400 (TTY: TTY: 408-479-7364
For persons with hearing or speech disabilities only

Single-Family Residents: Other Services

Donation Resources

Re-using an item is far better than recycling. To check out donation alternatives before you recycle search the links below.

Local Recycling Centers

To find a recycling center near you that will exchange recyclables for cash, visit CalRecycle

Roll-off Service Information

Green Team of San Jose side load garbage truck collecting waste.

Other Services for Single-Family Residents only

Resources for more information about your recycling and garbage pickup and other services.

1333 Oakland Road
San Jose, CA 95112

(TTY: TTY: 408-479-7364
For persons with hearing or speech disabilities only

8 Cubic Yard 14' x 8' x 2.5' 8 Tons Concrete and Dirt
20 Cubic Yard 19' x 8' x 4' 3 Tons General Debris
30 Cubic Yard 21' x 7' x 7.5' 4 Tons General Debris
40 Cubic Yard 23' x 8.5' x 8' 5 Tons General Debris

GreenTeam provides roll-off and debris boxes in Unincorporated County of Santa Clara communities. To dispose of concrete, dirt and general debris, please call Roxanne Gutierrez at 408-234-7695 (TTY: TTY: 408-479-7364
For persons with hearing or speech disabilities only
). Boxes range from 8 to 40 cubic yards.

Composting is nature's way of recycling. It is a satisfying way to turn fruit, vegetable and yard trimmings into a dark, crumbly, sweet smelling soil conditioner. Composting is easy, it's smart, and it’s recycling.


  • Saves you money by lowering garbage bills and replacing store-bought soil conditioners.
  • Helps garden and house plants by improving the fertility and health of your soil.
  • Saves water by helping the soil hold moisture and reducing water runoff.
  • Benefits the environment by recycling valuable organic resources and extending the life of our landfills.

Find out more about composting

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