• FoodCycle


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Solid Waste/Recycling Program
PO Box 3707
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707

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FoodCycle is Coming to Your Neighborhood in 2017!

This fall, single-family and mobile home park households will begin the new FoodCycle service-food scraps and garbage will be collected separately.

Program Details:

Prior to the implementation of the program, residents will receive a new split cart which will replace their existing garbage cart. The cart has separate compartments for food scraps and garbage. A kitchen pail with a supply of plastic pail liners will also be distributed to all households along with a handy guide that provides all the needed detail for how to separate and FoodCycle.

See how easy it is to FoodCycle: How to FoodCycle in Sunnyvale (YouTube video)


 The City will send a cart selection guide in June to customers of single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes. The guide explains cart sizes, capacities, proposed rates and how to select the right cart size for estimated weekly garbage. Stay tuned!

Cart sizes include:

  • 65 gallon with insert (27 gallons for garbage)
  • 65 gallon (43 gallons for garbage)
  • 95 gallon (64 gallons for garbage)

 Items that are acceptable include:

  • Fruits and vegetables trimmings including peels, pits and cores 
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and shells
  • Meat, bones, shellfish and shells 
  • Tea bags, coffee filters and coffee grounds
  • Uneaten food scraps and leftovers
  • Spoiled food
  • Frozen and freezer-burned food (without the packaging)

Unacceptable items include: paper products, e.g., paper plates, cups, compostable paperware, to-go containers, pizza boxes, paper towels.

Questions or concerns? Call 408-730-7262 for more information.


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  • Sunnyvale City Hall

  • 456 W. Olive Ave.
  • Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  • TDD (408) 730-7501
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