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Due to COVID-19 stay-home orders in San Benito County, recycling pickup service will see some temporary changes. In an effort to reduce Recology employee exposure to COVID-19, customers must place all recyclable material inside of the Recology cart in order to receive service.  This includes any extra cardboard or textiles that were previously accepted next […]  Read more
Please be advised: In light of the disruption caused by COVID-19, our Customer Service Office located at 1351 Pacheco Pass Highway is closed to the public until further notice. For Customer Service requests, please call  831.636.7500.  Solid waste collection services will proceed as normal. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we navigate this evolving situation.  Read more
Would you like to see your ideas and artwork on a Recology truck? You can by entering our annual Art Poster Contest! Who: All San Benito County Students! TK-12th grade. When: All submissions must be received by no later than 5 PM on March 18th, 2022. Submit both artwork and an entry form to […]  Read more
Recology San Benito County is currently experiencing phone issues. We are working with the phone company to resolve this as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us at for any questions regarding your service. Thank you for your patience.  Read more
The information provided will help to avoid non-collection tags and fines. What do you mean by contamination? Materials that are placed in the wrong bin are called contamination. Here are some examples:         Are there new guidelines about what can go in which bin? No, the program has not changed since July […]  Read more
Our usual customer service phone line is temporarily unavailable, and we apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused. While we work to resolve this issue, you can reach our customer service team at this temporary number: 831.604.1715. As always, you can also email us at with any questions you may have.  Read more
Landfills, the third-largest source of methane emissions globally, significantly contribute to the climate crisis. While the waste management industry traditionally relies heavily on landfills, an alternative approach that focuses on resource recovery—diverting material from landfills for recycling into new products or returning to the earth—is paramount in methane reduction. Reuters, Dec. 12, 2023.   Read more
Save the dates for this year's free recycling events: Quarterly Bulky Item Recycling Events, Recycle Days, Monthly Household Hazardous Waste Events, and Environmental Days.  Read more
San Benito County residents, this is your chance to see your students’ winning artwork on Recology Trucks! Our 2024 Poster Contest has begun, and all San Benito County students from TK-12th grade are eligible. All qualifying artwork will be featured in an online gallery, and fifteen winning posters will be enlarged and displayed on the […]  Read more
In honor of this year’s Earth Month theme: “Planet vs. Plastics”, Julia Mangin, Head of Sustainability at Recology, recently sat down for a Q&A to dispel some of the myths around recycling, discuss the complexities around the recycling process, and explain the importance of contributing to the circular economy. Read on for Julia’s answers to […]  Read more
Do you qualify? To qualify for low-income rates, customers must already be enrolled in either PG&E’s CARE program or AT&T’s Lifeline program. Please contact our customer service team to learn more. ¿Calificas? Para calificar para tarifas de bajos ingresos, los clientes ya deben estar inscritos en el programa CARE de PG&E o en el programa Lifeline […]  Read more
Recology is proud to announce the release of our 2023 Sustainability Report! This year’s report showcases our company-wide commitment to decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, supporting our diverse employee-owners, and partnering with local communities to achieve our shared goals.  Read more
Would you like to see your ideas and artwork on a Recology truck? You can by entering our annual Art Poster Contest! Who: All San Benito County Students! TK-12th grade.When: All submissions must be received by no later than 5 PM on March 17th, 2023. Submit both artwork and an entry form to Winning artwork will be featured in […]  Read more
Congratulations to this year’s poster contest winners!  Over 100 students from throughout San Benito County created incredible artwork addressing the following themes: TK-2 grade: Love our planet! Draw something that answers the question: What would keep our planet happy? 3-12th grade: Draw a solution to one of the following problems: plastic pollution, lack of public […]  Read more