GreenWaste Recovery provides weekly collection of garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings for residences located in Burbank Sanitary District. Materials are placed out for collection in three containers – garbage, single-stream recycling and yard trimmings. Once placed curbside, each material is collected separately in a single-compartment vehicle. Please see the Services Offered section of our website for a complete list of available services for residents in Burbank Sanitary District.
Garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings collected in Burbank Sanitary District 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. All yard trimmings are delivered to the GreenWaste MRF for consolidation and transfer to Z-Best Composting Facility in Gilroy where they are screened for further processing: the woody debris is chipped and used as a co-generation fuel and the lightweight fraction is composted and used as a high-quality soil amendment. The garbage collected and the non-recyclable and non-compostable residuals remaining after processing are transported to a landfill for disposal.