Mountain View Recycling Center - Recology Mountain View
California Cont.
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
  • Drop Off Hours
    Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM
    Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Buy Back Hours
    Tuesday – Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
    Saturday: 9 AM – 4 PM
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 recommended for all visitors.

Recycling Drop Off

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

  • Plastic bottles, tubs, jugs & jars
  • Aluminum cans
  • Plastic bottles & tubs #1-7
  • Aseptic (shelf-stable) cartons
  • Paper & cardboard

The following items are also accepted for drop-off by Mountain View residents only:

  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Household batteries (tape terminal ends)
  • Used cooking oil (in screw-top container or jug)
  • Scrap metal (pots/pans, trays, utensils)
  • Textiles (unusable clothes, sheets, blankets, towels)
  • Usable clothing and shoes for donation
  • Mattresses & box springs

The following items are accepted for drop-off by appointment only. Residents must call Recology Customer Service to schedule a drop-off appointment for the following items:

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

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

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Buy-Back Center

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

Buy-Back Center accepted items

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Electronic Waste & Universal Waste Drop Off

Electronic and universal waste, such as consumer batteries, cell phones, and TVs are prohibited from the trash, recycling, and compost 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 any e-waste items at no charge.