Sunnyvale residents can dump extra garbage at no charge at the SMaRT Station on Extra Dumping Weekends, held two weekends each in the spring and fall. (See the current Calendar of Events for the scheduled dates). Extra Dumping Weekends events are for Sunnyvale residential customers only. Residents must provide acceptable proof of residency: a driver's license with a Sunnyvale address, or a license and current utility or service bill bearing a Sunnyvale address. Please have proof of residency ready to show attendant to keep event lines moving.
Single-family residents may opt to use an On-Call Collection appointment to dispose of extra garbage, avoid hauling materials and waiting in line at the SMaRT Station. Call Utilities at (408) 730-7400 to schedule an appointment; two no-cost appointments are available each calendar year.
All loads must be covered or a $15 charge will be assessed.
Acceptable non-hazardous materials that can be disposed at Extra Dumping Weekends events:
- Asphalt, concrete, dirt and sod
- Construction and demolition materials
- Automotive tires (limit 4 of passenger-size)
Vehicles up to and including one-ton load ratings or smaller will be admitted. Vehicles with trailers are admitted provided trailers do not exceed 10 feet by 7 feet. Please drive carefully through the SMaRT Station and follow instructions. Unload safely, but quickly, to allow other residents access to the tipping area. This event is well-attended, we appreciate your patience when experiencing traffic delays.
SMaRT Station Recycling Center
The SMaRT Station accepts the following items every day and we recommend separating these recyclable items from regular trash prior to entering the SMaRT Station area:
- Mercury-containing products (thermometers, thermostats)
- Limit 4 televisions/monitors
- Computers, printers and other peripherals
- Batteries (all types)
- Fluorescent bulbs and tubes (limit 20)
- Paper, cardboard, plastics #1- #7, scrap metal
- Glass, plastic and metal food and beverage containers (including CRV buy-back items)
- Used motor oil and oil filters
- Cooking oil*
*Limit 10 gallons, in no larger than 5-gallon capacity containers with screw-top lids.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) materials are not accepted at Extra Dumping Weekends or at the SMaRT Station. Take HHW materials to a monthly Household Hazardous Waste Event held every third Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., January through November, at 164 Carl Road, Sunnyvale.
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