Mountain View Recycling Center

Where to Find Us
  • 935 Terra Bella Avenue
  • Mountain View, CA 94043
  • (650) 967-3034
Location Map

Our Hours
  • Buy-Back Center (open to public):
    Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Drop Off (for Mountain View residents only):
    Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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.


Recycling Center

Buy-Back Center

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

  • Glass bottles and 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 from
Mountain View residents only:

  • Aerosol cans
  • Rigid plastics (pails, buckets, plant pots)
  • Scrap metal (pots/pans, trays, utensils)
  • Film plastic (bubble wrap, zip-lock bags, shrink wrap)
  • Textiles (unusable clothes, sheets, blankets, towels)
  • Usable clothing and shoes for donation
  • Mattresses & box springs (fees apply)

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

  • Appliances (no full size refrigerators or freezers)
  • Large children’s plastic toys
  • 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