Recology San Benito County is proud to be your garbage, recycling, and organics collector in the City of Hollister, San Juan Bautista, and the Unincorporated Areas of San Benito County. Our comprehensive collection program takes care of your curbside recycling, garbage, organics, used motor oil, used oil filters, and household batteries.
Wondering what goes where?
Food waste, food soiled paper, and yard waste go into your 96-gallon organics cart. Please do not put organics in plastic bags; plastic bags should be bundled together and placed in the recycling bin. The use of approved compostable bags is allowed. Organics service is offered at a reduced rate for commercial accounts.
Paper, bottles, cans, aluminum, glass, and most plastics go into your 64-gallon recycling cart. These items are then sorted by material-type and recycled into new products. To learn more about what is recyclable, please download our sorting guides.
What is trash? Not much! Foam packaging, cat litter, ceramics, glassware, bagged animal waste, snack wrappers, and broken glass are just a few. Download our sorting guides for more information; or for rate information, visit the rates page.
Recycling is collected with a fully automated truck that uses a mechanical arm to retrieve the cart and place it back on your curb. Using the fully automated system makes the placement of the carts more important than ever – the mechanical arm needs to be able to grab a cart without touching the other carts.
- All garbage, recycling, and organics containers should be placed at the curb, or roadside the night before your service day, or by 6:00 AM on your service day.
- Place all waste inside your containers with the lid closed. Do not place waste materials on top, or next to, your garbage cart . You may dispose of occasional excess garbage by calling our office at least a day before your service day. Fees apply.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Disabled residents (pursuant to Americans with Disabilities Act) who are unable to place their containers at the curb have the option of placing their containers beside their home, visible from curbside. Please let us know.