Recycling right is something you can do every day that’s easy and great for the environment and economy. Explore the resources below to learn how to start recycling right in San José today.

RECYCLING GUIDES

Download a guide using the links below or order one for delivery.

    Residential Homes: EnglishSpanish, Vietnamese, or Chinese
    Multi-Family Dwellings: EnglishSpanish, Vietnamese, or Chinese
    What NOT to Recycle: EnglishSpanish, or Vietnamese
    Residential Curbside and Yard Trimmings Set-Out Guidelines

 

SUBSCRIBE TO THE LOOP

Stay in the loop by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter. Each month we provide updates on recycling and garbage collection, junk pickup, waste reduction, and more.

REQUEST A RECYCLE RIGHT PRESENTATION

Would your group like a presentation on how to Recycle Right?  Use this form to make a request.  City staff can attend your virtual or in-person meetings and cater the length of the presentation to your needs.

 

WASTE REDUCTION

You are likely familiar with the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. How about the other two: Refuse and Rot? Use the five R’s to reduce waste, simplify your life, and lessen your impact on the environment. Visit our waste reduction page to learn more about the five R’s.

ORGANIC WASTE & COMPOST

In San José, residential garbage goes to a facility where organic material is separated from other waste and composted. To make sure your items like food scraps are being composted and kept out of the landfill, place them in your garbage cart. Learn more about what happens to your waste at on our what happens to your recycling and garbage page.

Want to compost at home? Learn more about how you can start on our home composting page.

VIDEOS

Learn more about how you can recycle right by watching the videos in our Recycle Right YouTube playlist.

Watch in Spanish or Vietnamese.