GreenWaste Recovery provides weekly collection of yard trimmings and street sweeping services for all residences located in the City of San Jose. Yard trimmings are placed loose on the street in front of each residence and collected using a claw tractor in combination with a rear-loader collection vehicle. Please see the Services Offered section of our website for a complete list of available services from GreenWaste for residents in the City of San Jose.
All yard trimmings collected in the City of San Jose are brought to the GreenWaste Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in San Jose where they are screened for further processing. The screened out woody debris is chipped at the GreenWaste MRF and used as a co-generation fuel, while the lightweight fraction is transferred to Z-Best Composting Facility in Gilroy for composting and use as a high-quality organic-certified soil amendment.