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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


2018 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 - Mandarin


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

Thursday, November 22, 2018

All Day Event
Holiday - Thanksgiving

Friday, November 23, 2018

All Day Event
Holiday - Thanksgiving

Saturday, December 8, 2018

9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Designing Native and Drought-Tolerant Gardens


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Zero in on Zero Waste this Holiday Season

November 1, 2018 

Between the parties, big family meals, and shopping for the perfect gift, the holidays tend to create lots of extra waste. According to the EPA, 25 percent more waste is generated during the holidays than the rest of the year.

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Last Updated: Oct 26, 2018