West Valley Collection & Recycling delivers all of the recyclables we collect from the Cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and the Town of Los Gatos to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) located in San Jose.
The technology at the state of the art MRF efficiently sorts your mixed recyclable materials; this reduces the amount of sorting you have to do. A system of conveyor belts, screens, electromagnets and blasts of air separate paper from plastics, glass and other materials. Sorted bales and bins of materials are then taken to processing facilities before being sold to make new products.
The process of sorting your recyclables at the MRF is partially automated; employees do handle much of the material. Please remember do not put any hazardous or bathroom waste in your recycling cart, this includes hypodermic needles and diapers.
For more information on what you can recycle at your home, please see our Recycling Guide for Single Family Residents or Recycling Guide for Multi-Family Residents.
holds several contests for the schools in the Cities of Campbell,
Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and the Town of Los Gatos to engage the
creativity of the young students in our communities. The winning
entries will be posted on our website.
New Winner 2018
Lizzy Shamgin, winning entry, Marshall Lane Elementary
Drawing Contest 2014-16
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Anjalia – Winning Entry, Campbell Christian School (left)
Jessica and Isabel – Runner-up Entry, Campbell Christian School (right)
for Students, Teachers and Parents:
Activities and Games
Kids – Recycling
Arts and Crafts
Books (Coming Soon!)
– Education and the Environment Initiative
Sources & Pathways Visualized by SCVURPPP (Poster)http://westvalleyrecycles.com/serviceareas/pdf/CASQA-Poster-2014.pdf
Protection Agency - Educationhttp://www3.epa.gov/epawaste/education/teens/reduce.htm
America Beautiful – Waste in Place
(Resource Area for Teaching)
Clara County – Integrated Waste Management