Garbage - Information
Current fiscal year garbage, recycling and clean green rates may be viewed on Table A.
- Garbage should be kept in the black cart provided by Mission Trail Waste Systems (MTWS), and the guidelines on how to set out your materials are shown under "The Basics of the Garbage and Clean Green Program".
- Single-family garbage rates are based on the size of cart that you request from MTWS. For Garbage rates call Santa Clara Municipal Utilities at (408) 615-2300.
- To find out more information about Recycling and Donating items you have, just click the words. Or sign up for the City-Wide Garage Sale in August.
- Household hazardous waste is not allowed within your garbage. Please separate your yard waste into the Clean Green cart. Please recycle whenever possible.
- Examples of household hazardous waste are: paint, automotive fluids, cleaners, solvents, batteries, propane, fertilizers, pesticides, and wood preservatives
- Please dispose of household hazardous waste properly by setting up an appointment to drop-off your materials with the County Wide Household Hazardous Waste Program (CWHHWP). Or if you have any questions about hazardous waste contact the County at: (408) 299-7300.
- For Business/Commercial handling and helpful tips for storage, and use of Hazardous Waste, go to Santa Clara Fire Department Hazardous Materials Division (SCFDHMD), or contact SCFDHMD at (408) 615-4960.
- For Business/Commercial Hazardous Waste Disposal information, go to County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health (CSCDEH), or contact CSCDEH at (408) 918-3400.
- Residents are limited to 5 gallons or 50 pounds of hazardous waste per vehicle. If you have more than the allowable amount, then you may bring the additional hazardous waste in two or more cars or in two or more trips.
- Proof of City of Santa Clara residency (driver's license, utility bill, California identification card, etc.) will be required.
- The CWHHWP will not accept the following: cathode ray tubes (computer & television monitors), ammunition, explosives, reactives, radioactive materials, or containers larger than five gallons. To dispose of the items listed above, please call the Street Dept. Corporation Yard at (408) 615-3080.
- You can dispose of used batteries through the City of Santa Clara's Residential Household Battery Disposal Program. Residents may bring worn-out household dry cell batteries to any Santa Clara Fire Station from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. For Fire Station locations or questions, contact the Street Department Corporation Yard at (408) 615-3080.