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Recycling and Garbage

Sunnyvale provides garbage collection and recycling services to all residences and businesses in the City at least once per week, as well as operates a recycling center at the SMaRT Station®.

For residential customers, use our How to Get Rid of Anything tool to:

  • Find how to dispose of, recycle or reuse anything
  • Request on-call collection for extra garbage pickup at the curb
  • Set up reminders about trash days, holiday schedules and recycling events
  • View your collection schedule

Collection Services


2020 Environmental Events
Recycling and Garbage Guide for residents
Recycling’s Dirty Dozen – Read the backstory on 12 common items that shouldn’t be recycled

FoodCycle Resources

FoodCycle Program Update Program background, progress and answers to common questions
FoodCycle Tips for Residents
FoodCycle Program Guide for Residents - English
FoodCycle Program Guide for Residents - Spanish
FoodCycle Program Guide for Residents - Chinese, Simplified


Service Requests

  • New or changed accounts: 408-730-7400
  • On-call appointments for extra garbage pickup at the curb: 408-730-7400
  • Missed collections - Specialty Solid Waste: 408-565-9900
  • Disposal rate billing inquiries: 408-730-7400
  • Recycling questions: 408-730-7262
  • Assistance setting up recycling at a business, multi-family property or school: 408-730-7262
  • Report a Recycling or Garbage Issue Online

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
California’s Rise to Water Resiliency: What Will It Take?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

10:30 AM  -  1:30 PM
Mercury Fever Thermometer Exchange

7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM
Less Traffic, Better Places: How Do We Get There?


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Christmas Tree Recycling

November 1, 2019 

If you live in a single family home, duplex, triplex or mobile home, you can place Christmas trees at the curb for collection between Dec. 30, 2019 and Jan. 24, 2020.

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2020