Regular Garbage Service
All residents and businesses in Sunnyvale receive garbage collection services at least once per week in accordance with Sunnyvale Municipal Code 8.16.040.
Holidays: Specialty Solid Waste & Recycling, the City's hauler, does not collect garbage or recycling on Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's Days. Thanksgiving Day collections will occur on Friday, Fridays' on Saturday. If regular service days fall on December 25 and January 1, collections will occur one day later, ending with Friday service on Saturday.
Residents in single-family, duplex, triplex and mobile homes receive Choice Collect (FAQs) curbside garbage collection services. Customers may choose a garbage cart size (35, 65 or 95-gallon) that best fits their needs. Customers may exchange cart sizes only once during the year at no charge. Single family residents have options for getting rid of extra garbage:
Multi-family garbage services and rates apply to those residences consisting of four or more apartment or townhome units. Multi-family residents may have single garbage carts or community garbage bin service and may dispose of extra trash in community bins provided they do not overfill the bins. Large amounts of extra trash or large items such as sofas, tables or mattresses should be disposed of at the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer Station (SMaRT Station®).
All residents may take advantage of free Extra Dumping Weekends during which there is no charge for disposing of extra garbage at the SMaRT Station. Residents are asked to consider reuse and donations of unwanted items to keep them out of the landfill, rather than dumping them at the SMaRT Station as a last resort.
Debris Boxes (dumpsters) may be rented for big cleanouts in 8, 15, 20, or 30 cubic yard sizes. Contact Utilities Customer Service at (408) 730-7400 to find out pricing and make reservations.
Commercial garbage service offers a range of service options for business customers.
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