Recycling & Garbage
Santa Clara County Recycle Hotline
For information in Spanish or Vietnamese call: 408 924-5359 or
Trash not picked up as expected?
Call 408-432- 0444
Recycling Behind Nob Hill
Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass bottles sorted by color
10 AM - 5 PM Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday
1 - 2 PM Closed for Lunch Break
Closed Wednesday and Thursday
Recycling Behind Luckys
S Park Victoria at Landess
Plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass bottles sorted by color
Unattended some of the time, but items may still be returned
in their "reverse" vending machine-like containers.
Commentary on "Recycling is Garbage" (John Tierney,
New York Times Magazine, June 30, 1996). Authors:
Richard A. Denison, Ph. D.; John F. Ruston, July 18, 1996.
City Recycling and Garbage Collection Services
Before you toss it, check to see what the local regulations are.
It is too easy to run afoul of these laws.
Republic provides innovative Wet/Dry collection services for Milpitas and nearby cities. All the material collected, wet and dry, is processed at the
Newby Island Resource Recovery Park's Recyclery, considered the largest recycling operation in the world with four
multi-stream material processing lines. Because of this unique sorting system, very little waste goes to landfill after it is processed.
Bills & Rates
Automatic Payment Service
You can pay your water and waste services bill online; however,
it takes 6-8 weeks to process your request. You can set this
up in a day or so with your bank's online
service, but the City's service is free.
Solid Waste Rates
For Single Unit Residential Service, Multi-Unit Residential Service,
Mobile Home Parks, and Commercial Service.
Composting Education Program Class
Most composting classesa> are not held in Milpitas any longer.
See also Gardens
Computer and e-Waste Recycling
Computer Recycling Center
Accepts all computers, working or not. Also provides refurbished
computers to schools and non-profits.
Will come down to Milpitas businesses to pick up a minimal of
10 computers or any electronics. May be a small fee. Call at
510-839-5000 in Oakland.
Saf Keep Storage of Milpitas
Offers free e-waste drop-off at its location at 1680 S. Main St. Residents can bring any kind of electronic waste between 9am & 5pm every day at no charge.
For more information call 957-0500.
Jose Computer Liquidators
Purchases assets, large and small, of excess and obsolete computer
equipment, specializing in technology assets in the Silicon Valley
Household Dump Day
Newby Island Landfill is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday only
(closed Christmas and New Year's Day). 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. City
of Milpitas utility bills good for entry up to one year from
CERLIS Superfund Sites in Milpitas
The Superfund Program is in the process of deploying a new information system, the Superfund Enterprise Management System (SEMS) which is replacing CERCLIS. CERCLIS was frozen as of November 12, 2013. Updated data will become available in early 2014 when SEMS is fully operational.
Kaiser Refractories Div Laboratory
North American Transformer
Materials Business Plan
All facilities in Santa Clara County that use or store hazardous
materials (defined as either virgin or waste materials) in any
quantity are required by local ordinance to report such use or
storage to the appropriate local agency.
Hazardous Materials Program
In 1983, the City of Milpitas adopted its own Hazardous Materials
Storage Ordinance for regulating hazardous materials in both
aboveground and underground applications. The Fire Department
enforces this ordinance.
Hazardous Waste Recycling
To protect public health and the environment from the effects
of improper disposal of hazardous waste from Santa Clara County
homes and small businesses. Our service provides the community
with practical pollution prevention strategies for the use, recycling,
and disposal of products containing hazardous substances.
Paint Manufacturer Operated Retail Take?Back Locations
Kelly Moore, 301 W Calaveras Blvd., and Sherwin?Williams, 15 N Milpitas Blvd., take back paint cans for proper recycling through PaintCare Inc.
Clara County Hazardous Materials Compliance Division
Three groups: Hazardous Materials Program, Household Harzardous
Waste Program, and Solid Waste Program.
Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
While it is well known that the high-tech revolution has radically
transformed late 20th century civilization, it is less well-known
that high-tech development also harms people's health as well
as the environment that sustains all life.
Sterling & Associates
An Environmental Health and Safety consulting firm dedicated
to providing clients with effective solutions to their occupational
and environmental health & safety issues. 168 South Hillview
Drive, (888) 922-1656 or 408-262-1656.
Looking for Recycled
"One business' trash is another business' treasure".
Businesses, schools, and nonprofits can utilize CalMAX to search
for available and wanted materials.
RAFT - Resource Area for
SF Bay Area resource for surplus materials and reasonably priced
workshops. Located in San Jose near the Santa Clara County Office
of Education on Ridder Park Dr.
The Container Division produces high-quality corrugated containers
designed to protect, ship, store, enhance and display products
made from recycled materials. Located at 201 S. Hillview Drive.
Bay Area Green Business Program
A successful voluntary partnership of government agencies, professional
associations, utilities, businesses and a concerned public. We
work together to assist, recognize, and patronize businesses
that operate in an environmentally responsible way.
Bottles and Cans Recycling
In 2 locations in Milpitas. Click on links to get map and hours.
349 Sango Ct
1350 S Park Victoria Dr
Center for the Development of Recycling
Find information here about recycling and waste management programs
for each city in Santa Clara County. This site includes information
about landfills, transfer stations, curbside recycling programs,
and key contacts for each city.
Milpitas-specific information. Database of where you can find
where to dispose of various hazardous and recyclable materials. Edit the search box for what you want to recycle. Milpitas is already entered.
Elite Recycling Services
(ERS) provides an eco-friendly solution for all of your recycling needs. With over 20 years in the business, ERS has built its success around industry expertise and customer service. ERS is here to offer complete and comprehensive recycling solutions for any type of business.
349 Sango Court for map and hours open.
Wonder what you can put in those green recycling containers?
Find out here how to sort your recyclables.
The mobile, on-site document destruction industry pioneer. Our
system of document destruction provides you with the ultimate
in secure information disposal. 538 Gladding Ct., 408-944-0900.
Waste Management Board
The Board works in partnership with local government, industry,
and the public to reduce waste disposal and ensure environmentally
safe landfills. California reuses and recycles approximately
42 percent of its solid waste.
& Source Reduction Advisory Committee
The seven members recommend programs designed to reduce solid
waste and monitor the City's achievement of 25% and 50% diversion
goals.Meets: 7:00 pm at the Milpitas Community Center
on the 4th Tuesday of January and July.
Santa Clara County Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission
To conserve, protect and preserve the environmental resources of our community through advocacy, education and outreach programs. To reuse, reduce, recycle and intelligently dispose of waste materials. To promote composting, pollution and waste prevention and sustainable living practices for all the people in Santa Clara County.