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RECYCLABLES

Please place all recyclable materials together in your white recyclables bin or blue recyclables cart.

AB341: California’s Mandatory Commercial Recyling Program
Requires commercial businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of garbage per week and multi-family complexes with 5 or more units to recycle. If your business or complex fits into theseparameters and you currently do not recycle, call customer service at 408.283.9250 and West Valley Collection & Recycling will provide recycling containers and service at no additional charge.


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

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

Paper

  • 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

  • Bone
  • 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

  •  Audio 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  Please see below.


Without Green Waste Service  Please place all green waste together in your garbage container.

  • Ashes (bagged, hot ashes prohibited)
  • Bamboo
  • Branches
  • Cactus
  • Construction lumber (painted, treated)
  • Crates – wood
  • Dirt
  • Flax
  • Flowers
  • Garden/tree fruits and vegetables
  • Grass clippings
  • Hay
  • Ivy
  • Ice plant
  • Landscape vegetation
  • Leaves
  • Lumber
  • Palm fronds
  • Pampas grass
  • Plant trimmings
  • Poison oak
  • Raw fruits and vegetables
  • Rocks
  • Sawdust (bagged)
  • Shrubs
  • Small prunings
  • Stumps
  • Succulents
  • Tan bark
  • Tree trimmings
  • Wood chips
  • Wood wastes
  • Yucca

Green Waste  Please place all green waste together in your green waste container.

  • Branches – cut to fit loosely in container
  • Holiday trees
  • Flax
  • Flowers
  • Garden/tree fruits and vegetables
  • Grass clippings
  • Ivy
  • Ice plant
  • Landscape vegetation
  • Leaves
  • Plant trimmings
  • Raw fruits and vegetables
  • Shrubs
  • Small prunings
  • Succulents
  • Tree trimmings