How to Set Materials Out
- Materials for the Clean-Up Campaign should be placed in the gutter in front of your house before 7 am on the Monday of the designated collection week, but not prior to the Saturday before collection. Call (408) 615-3080 for set-out times and areas.
- If you live in a Multi-Family home, please contact your property manager or Homeowner's Association for the proper way and place to set materials out.
- Televisions, computer monitors, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washers, dryers, and tires must be separated from other materials. These items will be recycled. Please remove any doors with latch mechanisms to prevent accidents.
- Residents can also recycle working refrigerators or freezers and receive a rebate of $35 from Silicon Valley Power, the City of Santa Clara's Municipal Electric Utility. The appliance must be in working order and at least 14 cubic feet (maximum of two units per household and must be owned by resident). Call Jaco Environmental toll free at (877) 577-0510. For additional information about the Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Program, call 244-SAVE (7283).
- Brush, branches, and wood should be cut to 6-foot lengths or less, stacked separately and placed parallel to the curb in order to be picked up and recycled. Brush and branches can be set out weekly in your Clean Green cart. Do NOT trim or remove City street trees.
- Keep materials set out for the Clean-Up Campaign at least 3 feet away from any obstructions, red-painted curbs, fire hydrants, fences, poles, cars, landscaping, or walls.
- Please do NOT block sidewalks, or let your materials obstruct or impede traffic.
- ONLY set out materials in front of your own house. Do NOT set materials in front of a neighbor's home, or in an alley or private street. This will be construed as illegal dumping.
- Violation notices will be left at homes where materials have been set out early or have been improperly set out.
- A total of one cubic yard of concrete, asphalt, brick, rock, stone, dirt or sod will be collected at no charge. Additional amounts are subject to a $25 per cubic yard collection charge.
- Setting your materials out prior to your scheduled time (see the Santa Clara Map in City Calendar or call 615-3080) is subject to a $100 fine.
- Setting out hazardous materials is subject to a $500 fine (see Items NOT Accepted on how to dispose of hazardous materials).
Do NOT trim or remove City street trees. This is a violation of City Code 12.35.020 and is subject to a $1,000 fine.
- Contractor-generated materials (landscaping debris, tree trimmings/removals, construction/demolition debris) are subject to a charge of $25 per cubic yard.
Last updated: 6/24/2010 11:07:27 AM