Mountain View Recycling Center | Recology Mountain View
Mountain View Recycling Center

Where to Find Us
  • 935 Terra Bella Avenue
  • Mountain View, CA 94043
  • 650.967.3034
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Our Hours

Effective August 1, 2021 our Buyback Center will reopen to the public for normal hours.

Drop-Off Recycling Services are available for Mountain View Residents only. This does not include CRV Buyback.

  • Drop Off Hours
    Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Buy Back Hours
    Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

See below for items accepted for drop-off materials.  

When visiting the Recycling Center, please adhere to the social distancing guidelines in place for the safety of Recology employees and the public. Face coverings are required for all visitors and employees.

Mountain View Recycling Center CRV Buyback Procedure

  • Facial Coverings and Social Distancing is required.
  • Material must be sorted prior to arrival.
  • All redemptions over $50.00 will be paid out in the form of a check. 


Recycling Drop Off


Buy-Back Center

Additional recyclables accepted at no charge from
Mountain View residents only:

  • Plastic bottles, tubs, jugs & jars
  • Aluminum cans
  • Plastic bottles & tubs #1-7
  • Paper & cardboard

The following hard-to-recycle materials are not accepted in residential recycling carts, but are accepted for drop off from Mountain View residents only:

  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Scrap metal (pots/pans, trays, utensils)
  • Textiles (unusable clothes, sheets, blankets, towels)
  • Usable clothing and shoes for donation
  • Mattresses & box springs

Mountain View residents may call Recology make an appointment to drop off additional items:

  • Appliances (no full size refrigerators, freezers, or air conditioners)
  • Furniture (couches, tables, dressers, etc)
  • Clean wood & lumber (not painted or treated)

The Buy-Back Center is open to the public, and buys materials marked with the following:

  • California Redemption Value
  • CA Redemption Value
  • California Cash Refund
  • CA Cash Refund
  • CA CRV

For more information on acceptable materials, click here!

Electronic Waste & Universal Waste Drop Off

  • Electronic and universal waste, such as consumer batteries, cell phones, and TVs are prohibited from the trash and recycling carts because they contain poisonous heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium that can pollute groundwater and pose harmful effects to public health. Mountain View residents may drop off all e-waste items at no charge.