Due to COVID-19 stay-home orders in San Benito County, recycling pickup service will see some temporary changes. In an effort to reduce Recology employee exposure to COVID-19, customers must place all recyclable material inside of the Recology cart in order to receive service. This includes any extra cardboard or textiles that were previously accepted next to curbside recycling bins.
Cardboard must be broken down completely within the blue recyclable cart for pickup. Any cardboard outside the blue cart will no longer be picked up by Recology drivers. Clothes and textiles must be contained within a clear plastic bag inside the blue cart if customers want drivers to pick them up.
Residents with extra recyclables can call Recology customer service at 831.636.7500 for pickup within 48 hours. Drivers will continue to pick up batteries, used oil jugs and filters that are properly contained and placed next to curbside recycling bins.