Yard trimmings are collected weekly from residential homes, mobile home parks, and participating condos and apartments. Collection for apartments and condos varies by complex; contact your property manager for details. Find your yard trimmings collection or sweep day using the Residential Services Lookup.
San José offers two ways to collect yard trimmings for residential homes and mobile home parks:
Yard trimmings carts are available for an additional monthly fee. Call GreenWaste Recovery at (408) 283-4800 to order a yard trimmings cart and start your yard trimmings subscription. If cart is lost or stolen, contact GreenWaste to arrange for a replacement.
Accepted items include:
Items that are NOT accepted include: Ashes, concrete or rock, dirt, food scraps, fruit from trimmed limbs, lumber, and pet waste.
Alternative disposal option: Oversized Yard Trimmings such as tree trunks and branches weighing no more than 60 pounds, no longer than 5’ and diameter no larger than 2’ can be disposed of through the City’s free Junk Pickup Program.
Instructions to set out yard trimmings (carts and loose piles):
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