Compost, Recycle, & Trash - Recology South Bay: Santa Clara County Residential
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Compost, Recycle, & Trash

We provide residential yard waste, recycling, and landfill services to Unincorporated Santa Clara County residents.  Whether you are a property manager or resident, we work with you to tailor recycling, composting, and trash programs based on your needs.

Wondering what goes where?

Food scraps, soiled paper, & yard trimmings go in the compost cart. Want to compost?  Learn how.

Paper, cardboard, glass bottles, aluminum/tin cans, hard plastics, bundled plastic bags & thin (film) plastics go into the recyclables cart.

What is trash? Not much! Cat litter, ceramics, & broken glass to name a few.  Less of these items placed in the landfill cart the better.

Contact us to change or start service. 

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.


For large items that don’t fit in your bins, like old furniture, appliances, or extra bags of recycling and trash, customers may schedule a Bulky Item Collection for a fee. Call us at (408) 588-7200 or email our office for bulky item collection rates.


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.


Please contact us for detailed rate information.

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′