News & Events
Santa Clara Environmental Day – October 20, 2018
Annually in the Spring and Fall, Recology hosts Environmental Days for Santa Clara residents. These events are designed to promote recycling, reuse and diversion of usable materials from the landfill. Read more.
2018 Environmental Days
Join the City of Cupertino and Recology South Bay on the dates below to help keep re-usable, recyclable items out of the landfill at no cost. Read more.
Recology South Bay customers are now able to pay their bills over the phone. Pay-by-phone is free for customers to use at any time. Call 408-418-5289 to make your payment (please have your account number nearby). We accept, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or we can debit your bank account. If you prefer to pay online or set up […] Read more.
China Tightens Recycling Import Rules
We have all seen the pictures of cities in China with air pollution so bad citizens have resorted to wearing masks. To help improve the environment, the Chinese government recently implemented new rules severely restricting the import of recycled plastics and recycled paper. With the paper mill industry declining in the US, we have been shipping much of our baled paper to China, where high-quality recycling is made into products such as cereal boxes and shipping cartons. Historically, China has accepted 4 to 5 percent impurities in bales of recycled materials. Now, China will only accept bales containing less than 1 percent of those impurities. It is a big change that will be challenging to meet. Read more.
Cupertino Holiday Schedule
There will be no collection services on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. If your regular collection day falls on or after the holiday, your service will be delayed by one day. Read more.