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Metal  Empty and rinse food and product containers.

  • Aerosol cans (empty 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)
  • Pet 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 clear plastic bag)
  • Telephone books
  • Tissue paper (e.g. gift wrap, dry cleaning)
  • White office computer paper

Plastic  Empty 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 #1-#7 except Polystyrene/Styrofoam™
  • Prescription bottles (must be empty)
  • 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 Plastic  Bundle in a clear 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

ROLL-OFF RENTAL

West Valley Collection & Recycling is the exclusive provider of roll-off and debris boxes for the cities of Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga. For concrete, dirt and general debris please call Customer Service at 408.283.9250 to order a debris box. Boxes range from 8 to 40 cubic yards.

Outreach/Site Assessment

West Valley Collection & Recycling coordinators provide recycling presentations and site/service assessments with recommendations on how to increase recycling. Please call Customer Service at 408.283.9250 to request an appointment with the outreach department.