Extra Waste Collection
Additional 30-gallon plastic bags of garbage tied with "extra bag" tags may be placed at the curb for pickup on your regular solid waste collection day. "Extra bag" tags can be purchased for $4 each at the Utility Payment window at City Hall, or ordered by mail by sending a check (payable to “City of Santa Clara”) and a self-stamped envelope to the Municipal Utilities - Finance Division 1500 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara, CA 95050. Indicate the number of tags to be purchased and make the check payable for the exact amount of $4 per tag.
Residential customers with front-load dumpsters are eligible to get one additional collection per year free of charge. Just call Mission Trail Waste Systems at 408-727-5365 to make an appointment for the extra collection.
Holiday Excess Waste
Santa Clara residents may set out as many as four additional 30-gallon plastic garbage bags (limit two bags per week) on their regular solid waste collection day from December 26 through January 7 at no extra charge.
Debris bins for large amounts of excess waste can be ordered from Mission Trail Waste Systems through the City of Santa Clara Utility Customer Service.To request a debris bin you must fill out the form in person at City Hall, or have access to a fax machine in order to receive and deliver the paperwork. For prices, bin dimensions, and instructions on how to order, click here.
Free Disposal Day
Santa Clara residents can take excess garbage (not including hazardous waste) to the Mission Trail Waste Transfer Station at 1313 Memorex Drive in Santa Clara. Proof of City of Santa Clara residency (driver's license, utility bill, California identification card, etc.) will be required. For Free Disposal Day dates, please check Refuse & Recycling Dates to Remember, or call MTWS at (408) 727-5365.
Phone: (408) 615-3080
Fax: (408) 988-0237
U.S. Postal Mail:
Street Corporation Yard
1700 Walsh Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050