About Us

We innovate.

GreenWaste is a privately owned and locally operated recycling and diversion company that specializes in the collection and processing of residential and commercial trash, yard trimmings, curbside recyclables and food waste in addition to construction and demolition debris. GreenWaste has been a pioneer in the recycling industry since its inception in 1991 and has demonstrated leadership in efficient, effective and environmentally sound collection and processing operations.

Our Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in San Jose is one of the most innovative processing facilities in the world, capable of sorting and recovering 98% of recyclable materials and 75% of trash for a total facility diversion rate of 88% for household and commercial waste.


We Care.

At GreenWaste, we are concerned about the environment – not only our natural environment, but also our working environment. We proudly promote our employees, offer valuable training, great benefits and an atmosphere of camaraderie. This level of respect extends to our 300+ employees spanning a variety of fields like administrative, equipment operators, sorters, mechanics, drivers and more.

With our 25 years of experience GreenWaste has grown to provide collection and processing services to San Jose, Santa Cruz County, Portola Valley, Woodside, Los Altos Hills, Capitola, Scotts Valley, Palo Alto, and portions of Santa Clara County. We work hard for our residents and believe that GreenWaste’s excellent customer service record is a reflection of the value we place on both our employees and customers.

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