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Rates for common Recycle Plus services for single-family residents are shown below. Your fee pays for monthly street sweeping service and weekly garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings collection.

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, 2014), please see:

Single-family Service Rates
Monthly fees are represented in the table. Your bill statement reflects a 2-month billing period.

Collection Service
(Single-family dwellings)

 Monthly Rate
(Effective July 1, 2013)
Monthly Rate
(Effective July 1, 2014) 
20-gallon cart  $28.23  $29.081
32-gallon cart  $29.95  $30.84
64-gallon cart  $59.90  $61.68
96-gallon cart  $89.85  $92.52
Extra Garbage Sticker  $6.25 each  $6.25 each
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)
$4.69/month  $4.69/month
Loose in the street Included with garbage fee  Included with garbage fee 
Large Items (e.g., tires, furniture)  
Call your recycling hauler to prepay and set up a collection appointment $26.30 for up to 3 large items $26.65 for up to 3 large items
On-Premise Collection**  
20-gallon cart  $89.23  $91.911
32-gallon cart  $90.95  $93.67
64-gallon cart  $120.90  $124.51
96-gallon cart  $150.85  $155.35
Household Hazardous Waste  
Call the County at 299-7300 or schedule a free drop-off appointment. Free   Free

* The rate you pay for collection service is based on the size of your garbage cart. Recycling is unlimited at no additional charge. By recycling as much as you can, you will be able to use the smaller garbage cart sizes, which costs less.

**On-premise collection is a premium service provided to those who would like to pay more and have the driver go on their premise, empty the carts, and return them to their original location. Sign Up Form for On-Premise Collection

The 20-gallon cart service rate will be discontinued effective January 1, 2015 and will be transitioned to the 32-gallon cart service.