Re-using an item is far better than recycling. Below are several organizations that provide donation and reuse alternatives for your items.
Clothing, Household Items and Miscellaneous Items:
Second Harvest Food Bank
Local Recycling Centers
To find a recycling center near you that will exchange your bottles and cans for cash, please visit www.BottlesandCans.com. Just scroll to the bottom of the page, enter your Zip Code and County. Then, click ‘Search.’
Home Compost/ Vermicompost
Composting is nature’s way of recycling. It is a satisfying way to turn fruit, vegetable and yard trimmings into a dark, crumbly, sweet smelling soil conditioner. Composting is easy and smart!
• Improves the health and fertility of soil to help garden and house plants grow.
• Helps garden and house plants by improving the fertility and health of your soil.
• Saves water by helping the soil retain moisture and reducing water runoff.
• Benefits the environment by recycling valuableorganic resources, decreasing waste in landfills and extending their life.
To receive a free composting brochure, attend a free work shop or if you want more information on composting, contact the UCCE Composting Education Program:
UCCE Composting Education Program
Guadalupe Landfill now sells compost and mulch that are locally made from 100% recycled food scraps, lumber debris and yard trimmings from all over the bay area.
WM Earthcare Landscape Center
15999 Guadalupe Mines, San Jose 95120
Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4PM
Saturday, 8AM – 1PM
Household Hazardous Waste
County of Santa Clara