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GreenWaste Recovery provides a weekly collection of garbage, recyclable materials and compostables for residences located in the Town of Los Altos Hills. Materials are placed out for collection in three containers – garbage, recycling, and compostables. Once placed curbside, materials are collected in a dual compartment vehicle, with garbage and compostables co-collected in one side of the vehicle, and recyclables kept
separate in the other side of the vehicle.
To view a diagram illustrating this
unique and innovate collection and
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Recycling & Disposal
Garbage, recyclable materials and compostables collected in the Town of Los Altos Hills are brought to the
GreenWaste Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in San Jose for processing.
|Recyclable materials are sorted on the single-stream recyclables processing line at the MRF where they are separated by material type, baled and shipped to market to be given new life as a recycled product.|
|Garbage is processed in a separate building at the MRF where all recyclable materials are moved over to the single-stream processing line and the organic materials recovered are sent to Z-Best Composting Facility in Gilroy where they are composted.|
|Yard trimmings are also sent to Z-Best where they are screened and further processed into co-generation fuel, composted and high-quality soil amendment.|
Only the non-recyclable and non-compostable residuals remaining are transported to a landfill for disposal.