Looking for free cleanup supplies and assistance in addressing litter and dumping in your community?
Placing unwanted furniture, appliances, mattresses, excess garbage and other debris on the curb is illegal dumping.
Consider donation or recycling of unwanted items instead of tossing them out. This will reduce waste and allow reuse of materials. Your recycling hauler also offers convenient collection options for bulky items. Not sure who your recycling hauler is? San José’s new Collection Day Lookup now provides a convenient way to find your garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings collection day, street sweeping schedule, and service provider contact information.
Hiring a hauler?
Sometimes haulers who are hired to take waste to the landfill, dump the waste in our neighborhoods to save on the tip fee. Avoid having you waste end up in someone’s yard, park, street or creek:
Ask for a receipt: ask your hauler for a landfill receipt to confirm they have properly disposed of the trash
Hire a licensed hauler: hire a hauler with a business license that is registered with the City
If the price is too good to be true…it may not be.