and flatten all boxes and cartons. Tie shredded paper in a
plastic bag. Staples, tape and plastic windows in envelopes
Catalogs and magazines
Cereal and cracker boxes (remove liners)
Computer paper and office paper
Gift wrap (no metallic/foil)
Juice boxes and cartons
Newspaper and inserts
Shopping bags (remove handles)
NO Blueprint paper, Carbon paper, Padded, plastic or
Tyvek® envelopes, Foil-wrapped beverage pouches, Frozen
food or juice packaging, Metallic or foil wrapping, Napkins
or paper towels, Newspaper dirtied with paint, pet waste,
food/grease, Personal hygiene products, Photographs or photo
paper, Pizza boxes, Plastic or wax liners from food packages,
Straws, Stickers (in sheets or rolls), Take-out containers,
Thermal fax paper, Tissues.
possible, donate textiles to charity. To recycle, tie fabrics
in a clear plastic bag. Buttons and zippers can stay on clothing.
rags or textiles soiled with chemicals, oil or paint.
cotton, linen, ployester, rayon and wool fabrics (e.g. blankets,
clothes, cloth diapers, rags, sheets)
Shoes, Carpets, Disposable diapers,
Down-filled items, Leather, Nylon, Pillows,
Rubber, Stuffed animals, Vinyl.
and rinse cans.
Call 408.283.9250 for information about recycling car parts
and other metals.
Aerosol cans (empty)
Aluminum cans (empty)
Aluminum furniture (plastic webbing removed)
Aluminum pie pans and foil
Appliances (small metal)
Food cans and pet food cans
Metal lids and caps from glass bottles
Paint cans (remove excess, let residue dry)
Pots and pans
NO Hangers, Hoses, Keys, Nails,
screws, nuts and bolts.
Fuel tanks (helium, propane,
gas) are hazardous waste.
Empty and rinse bottles & jars.
Brown, clear and green glass bottles and jars (e.g. beverage
bottles, food jars, wine bottles)
NO Blue glass bottles, Ceramics,
Coffee mugs, Cookware (e.g. Pyrex®), Dishware,Glass art,
Glasses (drinking), Light bulbs, Mirrors, Windows.
Fluorescent lights are hazardous
Plastics and Polystyrene:
Recycle all plastic labeled on or near the
bottom with a 1–7 recycling symbol. Empty and rinse
containers. Bundle plastic bags inside a plastic bag and knot
foam packing peanuts in a plastic bag.
bottles (soda, water)
Bleach & household cleaner bottles
Foam packing (hard packing around computers or stereos)
Food containers (cottage cheese and margerine tubs, yogurt
Plastic bags (bread, dry cleaning, grocery, newspaper, produce,
Rigid plastic swimming pools
NO Bubble wrap, Credit cards,
Cellophane food bags (e.g. pasta, bagged salad, candy, cookies),
Disposable razors, Frozen food bags or pouches, Hoses (e.g.
car, garden, appliance), Ointment and toothpaste tubes, Plastic
WITHOUT numbers 1–7, Plastic or wax liners from food
packaging, Plastic wrap, PVC pipes or tubing, straws, Swimming
pools, Tarps, Toys, Utensils, Webbing from lawn furniture.
Syringes and sharps are hazardous
Place yard trimmings in your yard trimmings cart for collection. Carts are available
by calling 408.283.9250.
Branches (3 feet or shorter in length and 6 inches or less in diameter)
Palm fronds (3 ft or shorter in length)
Sod (remove as much soil as possible)
Undecorated natural or flocked Christmas
trees (remove stands, tinsel and decorations and cut into 3-foot or shorter lengths)
NO Ashes, Concrete, Dirt, Fruit, Vegetables, Lumber,
Pumpkins, Pet Waste, Rocks