Your Carts

While you are sorting your compost and recycling, we’re finding new ways to reuse your materials.  Whether you are a Cupertino business owner, property manager, or resident, we work with you to tailor recycling, composting, and landfill programs based on your needs.

Wondering What Bin it goes in?



Food scraps, soiled paper, and plants go in the green compost cart..



Paper, bottles, cans, and all plastics, with or without symbols #1-#7, including flower pots, buckets and party cups. Bubble wrap, plastic bags and film plastic.



What is trash?  Not much!  Cat litter, ceramics, and broken glass to name a few.




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.



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.

        • Place your carts on the street no later than 7:00 AM on your scheduled collection day.
        • Place wheels against the curb and close cart lids.
        • For easy reference, print the Curbside Placement Reference Guide!


32-gallon 24.25″ 19.25″ 38.5″
64-gallon 31.75″ 24.25″ 41.75″
96-gallon 35.25″ 29.75″ 43.25″
1.5-cubic yards 3′ 7′ 4′
2-cubic yards 4′ 7′ 5′
3-cubic yards 4′ 7′ 5′
4-cubic yards 5′ 7′ 5′
6-cubic yards 6′ 7′ 5′
8-cubic yards 6′ 7′ 8′

Please visit the City of Cupertino for rate information.