Single-Family

WVR offers single-family residents a wide variety of services! 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

  • Carts and materials must be placed at the curb for collection prior to 6:00 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Carts must have a minimum of 2-feet clearance between other carts and 5-feet clearance from any obstacles (including overhead), such as parked cars, trees, basketball hoops, and mailboxes.
  • Lids should be able to fully close. Please do not overload your carts.

Note: If you are physically unable to place your carts at the curb, you may receive non-curbside collection free of charge. Contact WVR for more information. This service is also available for physically abled customers for a fee.

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!

Single-family residents receive weekly curbside collection services for organics, recycling, and landfill.

Services are available in the following cart sizes:

Organics, Recycling, and Landfill

20-gallon, 35-gallon, 65-gallon, or 95-gallon

Need a different size cart?

Contact West Valley Recycles to request a different cart size or for help determining what cart size is right for your household. Did you know that effectively utilizing your organics and recycling carts can help the environment by reducing landfill waste, and may lower your monthly collection bill if you opt for a smaller landfill cart size?

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

July 1, 2024- June 30, 2025 Rate Schedule

It is illegal to place in ANY amount of E-waste, U-waste, or HHW in your carts for curbside collection, down storm drains, or sewer. These items include chemicals and other toxic materials that require special handling. Options for curbside collection of E-waste and U-waste are available through West Valley Recycles. Learn more by visiting the Additional Services section above.

West Valley Recycles also offers customers a free drop off location for items such as motor oil and filters, water-based paint, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and e-waste at the following location.

  • 575 Charles St., San Jose, CA 95112
  • Open weekly, Tuesday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. only

For a full list of HHW disposal options, please contact Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste by visiting hhw.org or calling (408) 299-7300 for free, local drop off locations and program information.

SB 1383

Senate Bill (SB) 1383 is California’s state law that requires residents and 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.

Properly separating your organics and recycling is mandatory. To support SB 1383 implementation and to minimize contamination, West Valley Recycles is required to perform annual contamination monitoring at randomly selected locations. West Valley Recycles 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 West Valley Recycles to learn more about SB 1383 regulations and our contamination minimization program.