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Rates for common Recycle Plus services for single-family residents are shown below. Your fee pays for weekly garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings collection. These services are billed through the Santa Clara County Secured Property Tax Bill.

Garbage service is mandatory in the City of San José and must be paid for by the owner even if the property is vacant or unoccupied (see SJMC 9.10.1010 and SJMC 9.10.1200).

For multi-family complex rates (effective July 1, 2016), please see:

Single-Family Service Rates
Monthly fees are represented in the table.

Collection Service
(Single-Family Dwellings)

Monthly Rate
(Effective July 1, 2016)

Annual Charge
2016-2017

Garbage
32-gallon cart $32.07 $384.84
64-gallon cart $64.14 $769.68
96-gallon cart $96.21 $1,154.42
Extra garbage sticker $6.25 each N/A
Recycling
Any size cart
(32, 64, 96 gallon)
Included with garbage fee* Included with garbage fee*
Yard Trimmings
Subscription cart (optional)
Any size cart (32, 64, 96 gallon)
$4.76/month $57.12
Loose in the street Included with garbage fee Included with garbage fee
Large Items (e.g., tires, furniture)
Call your recycling hauler to set up a collection appointment First two collections of up to three large items are free. Additional collections cost $27.23 (up to three large items). N/A
On-Premise Collection**
32-gallon cart $97.41 $1,168.92
64-gallon cart $129.48 $1,553.76
96-gallon cart $161.55 $1,938.60
Disabled On-Premise Collection***
32-gallon cart $32.07 $384.84
64-gallon cart $64.14 $769.68
96-gallon cart $96.21 $1,154.42
Household Hazardous Waste
Call the County at 299-7300 or schedule a free drop-off appointment. Free Free

Key
*The rate you pay for collection service is based on the size of your garbage cart. Recycling is unlimited at no additional charge. 

**On-premise collection is a premium service where carts are serviced from the premise rather than curbside.

***Disabled on-premise collection provides cart pick-up for those with an ongoing disability and are unable to move his/her garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings carts to the curb for collection. ALL residents of the premise must have an ongoing physical disability and be unable to move the carts into position at the curbside. Annual review of participant eligibility applies.
Required documentation: A signed application and physician's certification for each resident of household.
Application & Instructions:
Disabled On-Premise Application
Disabled On-Premise Instructions