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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


2019 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

Saturday, April 6, 2019

8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
Extra Dumping Weekend 4/6-4/7

Sunday, April 7, 2019

8:30 AM  -  4:30 PM
Extra Dumping Weekend 4/6-4/7


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Climate Action Playbook Kickoff

March 11, 2019 

The Climate Action Playbook is ready for kickoff! Just as a sports playbook identifies a team's strategies for achieving success on the field, our Draft Playbook is full of winning strategies to cut back our carbon emissions and address climate change.

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Earth Day Video and Poster Contest

February 19, 2019 

The City of Sunnyvale’s Environmental Services Department invites schools serving Sunnyvale students to participate in the 2019 Earth Day Video and Poster Contest. Registration closes March 22.

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Last Updated: Feb 5, 2019