Santa Clara County Facilities

Santa Clara County’s sorting program is already SB 1383 compliant!
Organic material collected by GreenWaste will be processed and composted. 

GreenWaste is proud to serve Santa Clara County Facilities.  GreenWaste provides collections services to County Facilities throughout Santa Clara County.  Recyclable material is transferred to GreenWaste’s Material Recovery Facility in San Jose, CA, Northern California’s premier high-diversion organic and recycling processing facility, where they sorted and processed.  Here, more than 80% of materials are diverted from the landfill. Organic material is processed and composted into a nutrient-rich soil amendment used for regenerative farming and agriculture.

Customer Service

Phone:
408-329-1344

Email:
SCCF@greenwaste.com

Upcoming Events

None at this time.

  • Facilities

Santa Clara County Facilities are offered the standard three stream service of: Recyclables, Organics, and Garbage.  Certain designated sites may only have a two stream service of Recyclables and Mixed Compostables.  All materials must fit completely inside the container with the lid closed. Containers must be ready for collection no later than 6 AM and should be returned to their service location promptly after service.

Three Stream

Standard Service

 

GARBAGE: Facilities in Santa Clara County are offered weekly collection of Garbage, Recyclable Materials and Organics. All materials must fit completely inside the container with the lid closed. Containers must be ready for collection no later than 6:00AM and should be returned to their service location promptly after service.

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS: Recyclable Materials will only be collected in blue containers provided by GreenWaste, in volumes of 96-gallon carts, or 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 6-, or 8-yard bins.

ORGANICS: Organics will only be collected in 64-gallon green containers provided by GreenWaste.

Two Stream

Only available at designated sites

MIXED COMPOSTABLES: Designated Santa Clara Counties will receive the Mixed Compostable stream.  This stream includes food waste, yard trimmings, soiled paper, and garbage.  All materials must fit completely inside the container with the lid closed. Containers must be ready for collection no later than 6 AM and should be returned to their service location promptly after service.

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS: Recyclable Materials will only be collected in blue containers provided by GreenWaste, in volumes of 96-gallon carts, or 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, 6-, or 8-yard bins.

What Goes Where & More

Program and Sorting Guidance

Service Notices

Regulatory Requirements

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 ensures your 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. Subscribing to either organics or mixed compostable collection services through GreenWaste ensures your compliance with AB 1826.

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 Santa Clara County Facilities, GreenWaste provides a source separated Organics stream. In certain circumstances, you may have a Mixed Compostables stream.  Regardless of which option you have, organic material will be processed and composted at the GreenWaste Z-Best Composting Facility in Gilroy, CA.

Local Community Contacts

GreenWaste Recovery |
Local Office

610 E. Gish Rd.
San Jose, CA 95112

1555 Berger Drive
Building 2, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: 408.282.3180

Email: SCCReduce.Waste@cep.sccgov.org

 

 

 

Santa Clara County |
Office of Sustainability

2310 N. 1st Street, Suite 106
San Jose, CA 95131

Office Phone: (408) 993-4760​

Recycling and Waste Reduction Division