Portola Valley County
Unincorporated San Mateo County – Portola Valley’s sorting program is already SB 1383 compliant!
Food scraps and yard trimmings must remain in the gray mixed compostables cart. GreenWaste extracts organic material from mixed compostables and composts it.
GreenWaste is proud to provide service to Unincorporated San Mateo County customers in the Portola Valley area. Customers receive Mixed Compostables and Recyclable Materials service. All materials is processed at the GreenWaste Material Recovery Facility, Northern California’s premier high-diversion organics and recyclables processing facility.
Here, more than 80% of materials are diverted from the landfill. Organics material is sorted and transformed into nutrient rich compost at the GreenWaste Z-Best Composting Facility and recyclable materials are sorted, bailed, and sent for further recycling. Learn more about our state-of-the-art facilities.
Omar Lopez, General Manager
Single-family residents in Unincorporated Portola Valley receive weekly collection service of Garbage (Mixed Compostables) and Recyclable Materials. All materials must be ready for collection no later than 6 AM on your normal collection day. Contents cannot exceed the weight limits listed on the cart or 150 lbs. (whichever is less).
GARBAGE: Residents may set out personal containers for Garbage service and pay based on volume.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS: Residents may set out up to one (1) personal container for Recyclable Materials service for no additional charge.
Billing & Rates
Portola Valley County residential customers are on a quarterly billing cycle. This means you can expect to receive your GreenWaste invoice in February, May, August and November. If you have any questions about your billing, please contact Customer Service.
SHORT-LIVED CLIMATE POLLUTANT REDUCTION STRATEGY: California Senate Bill 1383, effective January 1, 2022, requires all Californians to subscribe to their jurisdiction’s organics curbside collection service. Residents are required to properly sort their organic waste into the correct containers.
For Portola Valley County residents, GreenWaste provides a garbage stream (Gray Cart). Food scraps, food soiled paper, and other organics are recovered from the Gray Cart at the GreenWaste MRF, which serves as a high diversion organic waste processing facility.
Businesses in Unincorporated Portola Valley are offered weekly collection service of Garbage and Recyclable Materials. Service is provided up to six (6) days per week on a Monday through Saturday schedule. All materials must fit completely inside the container with the lid closed. Containers must be ready for collection no later than 7 AM and should be returned to their service location promptly after service.
GARBAGE: Businesses can select from cart or bin service. Carts or bins are available for collection Monday through Friday. Choose the appropriate size for your business.
RECYCLABLE MATERIALS: Businesses can select from cart or bin service for recycling at no additional charge with Garbage collection. Comingle all recyclables into either your recycling cart or bin.
Billing & Rates
Portola Valley County commercial customers are on a monthly billing cycle. If you have any questions about your billing, please contact Customer Service.
MANDATORY RECYCLING: California Assembly Bill 341 (AB 341) became effective July 1, 2012. AB 341 mandates recycling for all businesses producing 4 cubic yards or more of garbage per week. Subscribing to recyclable materials collection services through GreenWaste will help ensure compliance with AB 341.
MANDATORY ORGANICS RECYCLING: California Assembly Bill 1826 (AB1826) was signed into law in 2014, mandating organics recycling for businesses in California. All businesses in California producing 2 cubic yards or more of total generated material per week are required to subscribe to organic material collection services. Since GreenWaste processes the garbage, all businesses are automatically compliant with this regulation.
SHORT-LIVED CLIMATE POLLUTANT REDUCTION STRATEGY: California Senate Bill 1383, effective January 1, 2022, requires all Californians to subscribe to their jurisdiction’s organics curbside collection service.
For Portola Valley County businesses, GreenWaste provides a garbage stream (Gray Cart). Food scraps, food soiled paper, and other organics are recovered from the Gray Cart at the GreenWaste MRF, which serves as a high diversion organic waste processing facility.
Businesses are required to provide properly labeled and/or color-coded containers in all areas where disposal containers are provided, except in restrooms. Annually, businesses must educate employees, contractors, customers, and tenants on how to properly sort organic waste, and all of these users are required to properly sort these materials into the correct containers.
Processing & Disposal Summary
GreenWaste vehicles deliver all material collected in Unincorporated Portola Valley to the GreenWaste San Jose Materials Recovery Facility, a high-diversion organics and recycling processing facility for processing.
|GARBAGE is delivered to the GreenWaste San Jose Material Recovery Facility, a high-diversion organics and recycling processing facility. Here, compostable materials are extracted and transported to the GreenWaste Z-Best Composting Facility, where they are transformed into a nutrient-rich compost used in regenerative agriculture and landscaping.
|RECYCLABLE MATERIALS are delivered to the GreenWaste San Jose Material Recovery Facility, where as much 80% of materials is recovered and sent for further recycling.
Local Community Contacts
GreenWaste Recovery |
610 E. Gish Rd.
San Jose, CA 95112
The Town of Portola Valley
765 Portola Road
Portola Valley, CA 94028