WVR offers commercial businesses a wide variety of services, including complimentary site assessments to help your business with all its collection needs! See below for a full list of available programs and services. Not finding what you’re looking for? Contact WVR today for customized assistance!

Set Out Instructions

  • Containers and materials must be placed out for collection at the curb or in the designated collection area prior to 6:00 a.m. on your service day(s).
  • Carts and bins must have a minimum of 2-feet clearance between other carts/bins and 5-feet clearance from any obstacles (including overhead), such as parked cars or trees. If your designated collection area has a gate, please keep the area in front free from obstruction.
  • Lids should be able to fully close. Please do not overload your carts or bins.
  • Bulky items or undesired waste, such as mattresses, furniture, or old appliances should not be left in or near the designated collection area blocking access to carts or bins. Contact WVR to schedule a pick-up of these items.

What Goes Where

Have questions about what goes where? We can help with that! View or download our How-To Guide to learn what materials belong in each cart.

Services, Programs, and More!

Commercial customers can receive collection services for organics, recycling, and landfill up to six (6) times per week. Saturday service for organics, recycling, and landfill is available when enrolled in three service days Monday-Friday.

Services are available in the following container sizes:

  • Organics, Recycling, and Landfill
    • 35-gallon, 65-gallon, or 95-gallon
    • 1-, 1.5-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 6-, and 8- cubic yard bins

Please note:
8-cubic yard bins are only available for recycle and landfill materials. If a customer subscribes to a 3-, 4-, or 6- cubic yard bin for organic materials and the bin is found to be consistently overweight, WVR may require service in smaller size bins.

Need a different size container?

Commercial customers can contact WVR to requrest a different container size or for help determining what container size is right for your site. Did you know that effectively utilizing your organics and recycling containers can help the environment by reducing landfill waste, and may lower your monthly collection bill if you opt for a smaller landfill container size? WVR offers free educational materials, right sizing help, and trainings to support your diversion goals.

Please note: Commercial customers may share discarded materials service with a neighboring business, upon Authority and WVR approval, contact WVR for more information. WVR reserves the right to deny a request for a smaller container if the capacity of the requested container is not sufficient for the volume of material generated.

Monthly service rates can be found by clicking the link below:

July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2025 Rate Schedule

Commercial Waste Consulting: WVR offers free technical assistance including right sizing support, educational materials and trainings, and assessments to increase your business’s recycling and ensure compliance with state regulations. Contact WVR to request an appointment with the outreach department.

Saturday Collection: Commercial customers can enroll in Saturday collection services for organics, recycling, and landfill materials collection. Saturday service for organics and landfill is available only when enrolled in three service days Monday-Friday.

Overages Program: WVR offers collection of extra materials, including large items such as appliances or furniture, for a fee. Contact WVR to schedule collection of extra materials prior to your service day.

It is illegal to place in ANY amounts of E-waste, U-waste or HHW in your containers for collection, down storm drains, or sewer. These items include chemicals and other toxic materials that require special handling.

To find out if your business qualifies for disposal options through the Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste Program visit or call (408) 299-7300.

SB 1383

Senate Bill (SB) 1383 is California’s state law that requires businesses to reduce organic waste being disposed of in landfills. When landfilled, organic waste creates and emits short-lived climate pollutants, such as methane gas, a key contributor to climate change.

WVR is required to perform annual contamination monitoring at randomly selected locations. WVR staff will lift container lids and visually examine contents to determine if proper sorting practices are being used and to help identify ways to best support and educate customers. Contact WVR to learn more about SB 1383 regulations and our contamination minimization program.

AB 827

Beginning July 1, 2020, Assembly Bill (AB) 827 requires commercial food establishments with onsite eating and disposal by customers, to provide bins to customers for collection of organics and recyclables, alongside landfill.