Commercial Garbage & Recycling

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Mandatory Recycling Ordinance

All commercial business customers with four (4) or more cubic yards of weekly garbage service are required to subscribe to recycling services. See accepted recyclable materials.

Businesses in Commercial or Institutional Zoning Districts

Mission Trail Waste Systems is the exclusive franchise hauler for businesses at properties zoned Commercial or Institutional. The City sets the rates for both garbage and recycling services. Mission Trail Waste Systems provides commercial business customers with up to 96 gallons of recycling per week at no charge. For questions, contact Mission Trail Waste Systems at (408) 727-5365.  

Debris Bin Service: Debris bins can be ordered from Mission Trail Waste Systems through the City of Santa Clara Utility Customer Service by calling (408) 615-2300. View Bin Dimensions and Pricing and Order/Reservation Form.

Businesses in Industrial Zoning Districts

The City maintains agreements with multiple non-exclusive franchise haulers to provide garbage, recycling and debris bin services to businesses at properties zoned for Industrial use. The haulers set the rates and do the billing.

 Mission Trail Waste Systems (408) 727-5365 
 Green Waste Recovery (408) 283-4804
 Recology South Bay (408) 970-5100
 Republic Services of Santa Clara County                      (408) 432-1234
 Ferma Corporation (877) 377-6211 
 Premier Recycle (408) 297-7910
 Pacific Coast Recycling (408) 848-6811
 Green Team of San Jose (408) 282-4400

 Hayward Transfer Station

(510) 606-1548
 Lam Hauling, Inc. (408) 298-6888

Hazardous Materials

For handling and storage, Visit the Fire Department Webpage or call (408) 615-4900. For disposal, visit the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health webpage or call (408) 918-3400.

Small businesses, those that generate less than 27 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month, or less than 1 quart or 2.2 pounds of extremely hazardous waste per month are legally classified as conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs). The County of Santa Clara offers a cost effective and environmentally sound option to meet state requirements for disposal. To participate in the CESQG Program, please call 1-800-207-8222 and ask for the Santa Clara County Service Representative to provide an estimate for the cost of disposal and to set up an appointment for drop-off. For more information, view the County of Santa Clara flyer, Small Business Hazardous Waste Recycling and Disposal.

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