Compost, Recycle, Landfill Curbside Collection
Recology South Valley provides materials collection services to residents and businesses in Morgan Hill – services and rates vary based on volume and/or the size of your landfill cart (contact us for 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.
- Place your carts against the curb with about 2 feet between carts and other obstacles, such as vehicles, no later than 6:00 AM on your scheduled collection day.
- Place wheels against the curb and close cart lids.
- For easy reference, print the Curbside Placement Reference Guide.
Carts must be placed at the curb or roadside by 6 AM on your regular collection day unless you have signed up for side yard service. Loose garbage should be bagged and secured – especially sawdust, ash, cat litter, and Styrofoam peanuts. Place carts within 4 feet of the curb or roadside, and 4 feet from obstacles, such as cars, trees, basketball hoops, and mailboxes.
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.
Where Does it Go?
After garbage is dropped off at the San Martin Transfer Station, it is transported to a landfill. Recyclables such as paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, and metal are sent to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). This facility sorts, bales, and then sells the material so it can be recycled and made into new products. Clean yard waste is transported to South Valley Organics, a compost facility located at the Pacheco Pass Landfill in Gilroy. This facility processes yard waste into compost.