Organics, Recycling, and Garbage Collection

Franchised collection service in Unincorporated Santa Clara County is managed by the Recycling and Waste Reduction Division of the CEPA Department.

County of Santa Clara Unincorporated Service Map

Customers who need to start or stop service, or have questions about their collection, should reach out to the collection companies listed on the service map (Coming soon!). They will have the most updated information about routes, services, and any program changes, and can provide the fastest response.

Go to our list of Unincorporated Areas and click in your service area to identify your garbage recycling and organics collection company (hauler).

SB 1383 updates for collection service

SB 1383 is a new State law that establishes statewide targets and local requirements to dramatically reduce the amount of organic waste disposed of in landfills. The law also sets a statewide goal to recover at least 20% of currently disposed edible food by 2025 and redirect that surplus food to people in need.

As required, the County has adopted Ordinances and Policies along with an Accepted Materials List that support regulated activity in the Unincorporated areas of the county.

If you have further questions, you can reach County staff by emailing  [email protected] or calling (408) 282-3180.

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