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Junk Pickup
It's easy & FREE to get rid of your junk

San José residents can schedule free appointments to have large items (such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and more) picked up by their recycling collection company. 

Schedule a free junk pickup appointment 
Call your recycling company to schedule your pickup. Use the Residential Services Lookup to find your recycling collection company.

Neighborhood Areas Recycling Collection Company
Downtown and north, east,
and south San José
California Waste Solutions
(408) 213-7800
West San José GreenTeam of San Jose
(408) 282-4400
Apartments & condos in all areas of San José GreenTeam of San Jose
(408) 282-4400
Junk Pickup Set Out
Set out your items up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. More examples of other types of junk pickup items.


Accepted items
All junk pickup items must be generated from your home.

If you have carpet, scrap lumber, or appliances, please see the list of acceptable junk pickup items for specific dimensions and set out instructions.

Mixed Construction and Demolition (C&D) material cannot be collected through the junk pickup program. Choose a hauler from the list of authorized haulers to collect C&D material.

Businesses can visit recyclestuff.org to find a hauler or debris box service.


Keeping our city clean
Recycling large items keeps them out of the landfill, helps San José achieve its Zero Waste goal, and helps Beautify SJ.

Learn how to report and prevent illegal dumping.