GreenWaste Recovery provides weekly collection of garbage, recyclable materials and yard trimmings for residences located in the City of Scotts Valley. Materials are placed out for collection in three containers – garbage, single-stream recycling and yard trimmings. Once placed curbside, materials are collected in a dual compartment vehicle, with garbage and yard trimmings co-collected in one side of the vehicle, and recyclables kept separate in the other side of the vehicle. Please see the Services Offered section of our website for a complete list of available services for residents in Scotts Valley.
Recyclable materials collected in Scotts 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. All yard trimmings are delivered to the Monterey Regional Waste Management Division in Marina where they are screened for 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, remaining non-recyclable and non-compostable residuals are transported to a landfill for disposal.