Need More Recycling Containers?

Getting Extra Containers

As a part of basic garbage service, each residence is issued a brown, wheeled cart for the following recyclables:
  • Mixed paper
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Plastic, glass, and metal
If you have more recycling than will fit in your container, you can get extra containers at no charge, from Recology South Valley at 408-842-3358 or click here. You may have as many containers as you reasonably need to handle your recycling.

Container Sizes

  • Organics cart (yard waste, food waste, food soiled paper): Green, wheeled, covered cart in 96-gallon size.
  • Recyclables Cart: Brown, wheeled, covered cart in 64-gallon size

Other Containers


The city will provide 2 under-the-sink containers to assist residents in storing their food wastes before taking them out to the yard trimmings cart. Find out how to get yours (PDF).

The city also offers desk-side paper recycling boxes. Desk-side recycling boxes may be picked up at City Hall, 17575 Peak Avenue, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. They are also available at BookSmart, 80 East 2nd Street, 408-778-6467.