Remember to Cycle
2. Keep Recyclables Clean
Remember to empty and scrape containers. Conserve water – there is no need to rinse with water before placing them in the recycling cart.
3. Too much holiday trash?
Use Extra Garbage Stickers, available at City Hall and San Jose libraries, and Save Mart, Lucky, and Safeway stores. Place extra garbage in a 32-gallon plastic garbage bag, label it with an Extra Garbage Sticker, and place it on the curb near the garbage cart on collection day.
4. Recycle in a Big Way!
Once per year, San José residents in single-family homes may schedule a large-item collection (for up to three items) at no additional cost. Schedule a pickup today! Go to www.sjenvironment.org/largeitems for more information about eligible items.
5. Collection Schedule Changes
If your usual garbage and recycling collection or street sweeping day falls on or after Christmas or New Year’s Day, then your collection and street sweeping will take place one day later than normal.
6. Holiday Tree Recycling
Curbside collection of holiday trees will be on your collection day from December 26, 2015 through January 29, 2016. Remove stands, tinsel, and decorations. Cut into 5-foot pieces. Set out by 6:00 a.m.