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Recyclables
Garbage
Green Waste

RECYCLABLES

Please place all recyclable materials together in your blue recyclables container.

All items must fit loosely inside the recyclables container with the lid closed. Extra cardboard can be cut down to size (2'x3') to fit in your cart, bundled and set next to your recycling cart.

Large items that do not fit in the recyclables container can be collected as bulky items, please call Customer Service at 408.283.9250 to schedule a pick-up appointment.

METAL  Empty and rinse food and product containers.

• Aerosol cans (emply and non-hazardous)
• Aluminum foil, foil trays and pans (clean)
• Aluminum pie pans
• Beverage and soda cans
• Can lids - metal
• Car parts - small (no fluids)
• Doors and screens
• Electrical motors
• Food and soup cans
• Furniture (e.g. chairs, tables)
• Hangers - metal/wire
• Keys
• Lids and caps - metal (e.g. from glass bottles, jars)
• Nuts and bolts
• Paint cans (remove excess paint,
let residue dry)
• Pel food cans
• Pipes
• Plumbing fixtures
• Pots and pans
• Propane/gas tanks (empty, with valve off)
• Scrap metal
• Screws and nails
• Sporting goods - metal
• Tools - metal
• Toys - metal
• Umbrellas - metal
• Utensils - metal

GLASS  Empty and rinse food and product containers.

• Beverage bottles
• Blue glass
• Broken glass
• Dishware - glass
• Food jars
• Windows - uncoated/unlaminated
• Wine bottles

PAPER  Staples and tape are acceptable.

• Aseptic containers* (e.g. juice, soup, soy milk)
• Books - hardback and softback
• Carbonless paper (e.g. receipts)
• Cardboard - unwaxed (flattened)
• Cereal and cracker boxes (remove liners)
• Coffee cups - cardboard (e.g. from coffee shops)
• Colored or construction paper
• Coupons
• Egg cartons - cardboard
• Envelopes (plastic window OK)
• Frozen food packaging - cardboard
• Gift wrap (no metallic/foil)
• Juice boxes and cartons - non-aseptic
• Junk mail
• Magazines and catalogs
• Mailers - cardboard (e.g. FedEx, UPS)
• Newspaper - clean (including inserts)
• Paper bags
• Paper cups and plates - clean, uncoated
• Photographs - photo paper
• Pizza delivery boxes - clean
•Shoe boxes
• Shredded paper (tie in dear plastic bag)
• Telephone books
• Tissue paper (e.g. gift wrap, dry cleaning)
• White office computer paper

PLASTIC Emply and rinse food and product containers.

• Auto parts - plastic (no fluids)
• Baby wipe containers
• Baskets - plastic
• Beverage bottles (e.g. soda, juices, water)
• Bleach and detergent bottles
• Buckets (remove metal handles)
• Coat hangers - plastic
• Coffee cup lids
• Coolers
• Crates - plastic
• Disposable razors
• Flower pots - plastic
• Food containers (e.g. cottage cheese, yogurt)
• Furniture - plastic (e.g. chairs, tables)
• Gloves - rubber (not single-use or latex disposable)
• Hoses (e.g. car, garden, appliance)
• Household cleaner bottles (non-toxic)
• Mouthwash container
• Pet carriers
• Pipe - plastic
• Plastics (with numbers 1-7)
• Prescription bottles (must be emply)
• Shampoo and conditioner bottles
• Shelving - plastic
• Squeezable bottles (e.g. honey, mayo, ketchup)
• Swimming pools (e.g. rigid, inflatable)
• Take-out food containers - plastic
• Toys - plastic
• Umbrellas - plastic (e.g. patio, beach)

FILM PLASTICS Bundle in a dear plastic bag and knot the top.

• Bread bags
• Bubble wrap
• Cellophane bags (e.g. pasta, salad, cookies)
• Dry cleaning bags
• Frozen food bags or pouches
• Newspaper bags
• Pallet wrap
• Plastic or wax liners (e.g. from food packaging)
• Plastic wraps
• Produce bags
• Shopping bags - plastic
• Shrink wrap

ELECTRONIC WASTE Place these items inside your recyclables container. Electronic waste may also be dropped off. Please call customer service at 408.283. 9250 to schedule an appointment.

• Appliances - small (e.g. coffee maker, toaster)
• Calculators
• Cameras
• Cell phones
• Computer mice
• Cords - tied up (e.g. telephone, computer,  appliance)
• DVRs, VCRs, DVD players
• Fax machines
• Keyboards
• PDAs
• Scanners
• Stereos
• Printers
• Radios
• Telephones

ELECTRONIC WASTE Requires bulky item collection and does NOT go in your container.

• Computer monitor
• Computer tower
• Laptop
• Microwave - large
• Television

 

GARBAGE

Please place all NON-reusable, NON-recyclable and NON-hazardous materials in your garbage container.

All items must fit loosely inside the garbage container with the lid closed. For an extra garbage pick-up, please contact Customer Service at 408.283.9250.

METAL

• Foil wrapped beverage pouches (e.g. Capri Sun)  

PAPER

• Carbon paper
• Cardboard - waxed or soiled
• Compostable ware
• Envelopes (e.g. padded, Tyvek)
• Ice cream cartons
• Newspaper - dirty (paint, pet waste or      food/grease)
• Paper cups and plates - coated
• Paper napkins

• Paper towels
• Photographs - Polaroid
• Pizza delivery boxes - soiled (food, grease)
• Take-out food containers (e.g. fast food)
• Thermal fax paper
• Tissues (e.g. Kleenex)
• Waxed paper

PLASTIC

• Chip bags
• Credit cards
• Foil beverage pouches
• Gloves - latex (single-use and disposable)
• Pipe - PVC
• Rubber bands
• Shoes

• Straws
• Take-out food containers - polystyrene foam
• Tarps*
• Toothpaste and ointment tubes
• Utensils - plastic (e.g. spoons, forks, knives)
• Webbing/mesh (e.g. from lawn furniture)

 

POLYSTYRENE/STYROFOAMTM

• Cups and plates
• Egg cartons - molded foam
• Foam packing (e.g. from electronics)
• Meat trays - molded foam

• Packing "peanuts" (bagged)
• Take-out food containers - polystyrene foam

FABRIC/TEXTILES Try donating first.

• Accessories (e.g. belts, purses)
• Boots and shoes
• Burlap
• Carpet and rugs
• Cotton
• Diapers - cloth or disposable
• Downfilled items
• Electric blankets
• Fabrics
• Leather goods

• Linen
• Pillows
• Polyester
• Rayon
• Rubber
• Stuffed animals
• Vinyl
• Wool

FOOD/PET WASTE

• Bones
• Bread
• Coffee grounds
• Dairy products (e.g. cheese)
• Diapers (bagged)
• Dough
• Eggs
• Filters (e.g. coffee, tea)

• Fish and shellfish
• Fruit
• Grains (e.g. bean, rice)
• Meat
• Pasta
• Pet waste (bagged)
• Poultry (e.g. chicken, turkey)
• Vegetables

ELECTRONIC WASTE

• Audia tapes
• CDs and DVDs (e.g. computer, music)
• Speakers
• Video tapes

GLASS

• Ceramics
• Cookware - glass (e.g. baking pans, PyrexTM)
• Dishware - ceramic
• Eye glasses

• Glass art
• Incandescent light bulbs
• Mirrors

GREEN WASTE Items may not exceed 2 feet in length or 3 inches in diameter. For large amounts of these items, please contact Customer Service at 408.283.9250.

• Ashes (bagged, hot ashes prohibited)
• Bamboo
• Cactus
• Construction lumber* (painted, treated)
• Crates - wood*
• Dirt*
• Hay
• Lumber*
• Palm fronds
• Pampas grass
• Poison oak
• Rocks*
• Sawdust (bagged)
• Sod*
• Soil*
• Stumps*
• Tan bark
• Wood chips
• Wood wastes
• Yucca

*For large quantities of these items, please call Customer Service at 408.283.9250 to
schedule a debris box.

GREEN WASTE

Please place all yard waste together in your green waste container. Items may not exceed 2 feet in length or 3 inches in diameter and must fit loosely inside with the lid closed.

• Branches - cut to fit loosely in container
• Holiday trees - see Extra Services
• Flax
• Flowers
• Garden/tree fruits and vegetables
• Grass clippings
• Ivy
• Ice plant
• Landscape vegetation
• Leaves
• Plant trimmings
• Shrubs
• Small prunings
• Succulents
• Tree trimmings - see size limitations above
 



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