• Extra Garbage Tags


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(408) 730-7400

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(408) 565-9900

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Extra Garbage Tags

Q. Occasionally, I have a few extra bags of garbage than won't fit inside my cart. How can I get rid of my extra garbage?

A. If you have extra garbage that does not fit inside your garbage cart,  you can purchase an extra garbage tag for $6 at one of the locations listed on the chart below.

Q. How can I get rid of more than a bag or two of extra garbage?

A. Consider making an appointment for an On-call Collection! You may place two bulky (large)  items — furniture, large appliances, mattresses —PLUS  two cubic yards of household trash contained in bags, boxes or other containers. The hauler will not collect loose pile of garbage from the curb. Electronics and cardboard boxes that are flattened, but not bundled, are both acceptable items for On-Call collections. Call Utilities Customer Service at (408) 730-7400 to schedule an appointment, service will be provided on your regular collection day. Two On-Call appointments are allotted each year at no additional charge.

Q. May I put my extra garbage in a cardboard box for collection and use an extra garbage tag?

A. No, cardboard boxes with extra garbage cannot be collected using an extra garbage tag. Please follow the instructions below when preparing your extra garbage for pick up:

    • Bag the extra garbage in a 35-gallon (or smaller) plastic bag.
    • Maximum bag weight is 30 pounds.
    • Stick the tag on the front of the bag with the tag facing the street.
    • Place curbside for pick up on your collection day.

Q. Where may I purchase an extra garbage tag?

A. Tags are available for purchase at the following locations:

Retail Sales Locations

Grewalz Liquor

1125 Tasman Dr .

Grewalz Market

1270 Persian Dr .


During Customer Service Desk hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

484 N. Mathilda Ave.

New Wing Yuan Market

1139 Lawrence Expwy.


During Customer Service Desk hours:  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

150 E. El Camino Real


During Customer Service Desk hours:  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

639 S. Bernardo Ave.


During Customer Service Desk hours:  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

785 E. El Camino Real

SMaRT Station® accepts cash only

301 Carl Rd.

City Office Sales Locations

City Hall Annex

650 W. Olive Ave.

Community Center

550 E. Remington Dr .



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