South Santa Clara County

Collection Services

 

GreenWaste Recovery provides weekly collection of garbage, and alternating weekly collection of recyclable materials and yard waste for residences located in Garbage District 2 of unincorporated South Santa Clara County. Materials are placed out for collection in three containers – garbage, single-stream recycling and yard waste. Once placed curbside, materials are collected in a dual compartment vehicle with garbage collected in one side of the vehicle and on an alternating weekly schedule, recyclable materials and yard waste are 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 South Santa Clara County.

Recycling & Disposal
 

Garbage, recyclable materials and yard waste collected in Garbage District 2 of unincorporated South Santa Clara County are brought to the GreenWaste Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in San Jose for sorting, processing and transfer.  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 waste collected is delivered to the GreenWaste MRF for consolidation and transfer to
Z-Best Composting Facility in Gilroy where it is screened for further processing: the woody debris is chipped and used as a co-generation fuel and the lightweight yard trimmings are composted and used as a high-quality organic-certified soil amendment.  All garbage collected is delivered to the GreenWaste MRF for consolidation with the non-recyclable and non-compostable residuals remaining after processing, and transported to a landfill for disposal.