Properties of four or more housing units receive residential garbage and recycling services. Specialty Solid Waste & Recycling, the City's franchised hauler, and apartment owners/managers tailor the recycling collection program to best serve residents' needs.
Multi-family residents are encouraged to recycle where they live. Specialty collects paper products and containers at multi-family complexes using two carts:
- A Light Blue cart for aluminum cans, clean aluminum foil and beverage containers (plastics #1 to #7)
- A Dark Blue cart for newspaper, phone books and mixed paper recycling.
Additional Recycling Information
Do not put hazardous waste or other unacceptable items unacceptable items in your garbage or recycling cart.
*Not all multi-family complexes allow motor oil to be changed on site. Check with the property owner/manager of your complex to see if it is allowed. If so, Specialty Solid Waste & Recycling can provide a blue, metal used motor oil recycling box containing one gallon plastic jugs for the oil, and heavy zip-locked plastic bags for drained filters.Contact Specialty for more information at (408) 565-9900.
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