Supporting waste reduction activities
The Recycling and Waste Reduction Division manages Santa Clara County Unincorporated Area Franchise Agreements for garbage, recycling and organics collection services.
Identify your garbage recycling and organics collection company
Reach out to the collection companies listed on our service map.
Apply for a De Minimis Waiver
Businesses that generate minimal organic waste may apply for a waiver from green container collection.
Apply for a Collection Frequency Waiver
Eligible Commercial businesses that generate limited waste may apply for blue-container and gray-container collection every two weeks, rather than weekly.
California residences, multifamily complexes, and businesses will be required to separate organic waste from the garbage and participate in an organics collection program per State Senate Bill (SB) 1383.
We have partnered with various programs in efforts to educate the community about recycling, composting, and environmental issues. Visit the following sites to learn more.
Green Business Program
Are you a California Green Business yet?
Composting Education Program
Learn how to compost your food scraps at home!
South Bay Green Gardens
A one-stop sustainable tool shed for all your garden needs.