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Collection Services

GreenWaste Recovery provides weekly collection of garbage, recyclable materials and compostables for residences located in the Town of Portola Valley. Materials are placed out for collection in three containers – garbage, single-stream 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
processing methodology,
click the image.

Please see the services offered section for a complete list of available services for residents in Portola Valley.


Recycling & Disposal

Garbage, recyclable materials and compostables collected in the Town of Portola Valley 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.    
All yard trimmings and organics collected is sent to Z-Best in Gilroy 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.

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