Mandatory Recycling Ordinance
All commercial business customers with four (4) or more cubic yards of weekly solid waste service are required to subscribe to recycling services. See accepted recyclable materials.
Mandatory Organics Recycling Ordinance
All commercial business customers with four (4) or more cubic yards of weekly solid waste service (garbage and recycling combined) are required to subscribe to organics recycling services. Please contact Mission Trail Waste Systems at (408) 727-5365 to set up service.
New Commercial Developments
Project applicants for new commercial developments shall provide a site plan showing all proposed locations of solid waste containers, enclosure locations, and street/alley widths to the Public Works Department. All plans shall comply with the Development Guidelines for Solid Waste Services as specified by development type. For more information, email us at Environment@santaclaraca.gov or call (408) 615-3080.
Businesses in Commercial or Institutional Zoning Districts
Mission Trail Waste Systems is the exclusive franchise hauler for businesses at properties zoned Commercial or Institutional. The City sets the rates for both garbage and recycling services. Mission Trail Waste Systems provides commercial business customers with up to 96 gallons of recycling per week at no charge. For questions, contact Mission Trail Waste Systems at (408) 727-5365.
Debris Bin Service: Debris bins can be ordered from Mission Trail Waste Systems through the City of Santa Clara Utility Customer Service by calling (408) 615-2300. View Order/Reservation Form.
Businesses in Industrial Zoning Districts
The City maintains agreements with multiple non-exclusive franchise haulers to provide garbage, recycling, organics recycling, and debris bin services to businesses at properties zoned for Industrial use. The current term is set to expire on June 30, 2019.
On May 21, City Council approved changes to new agreements taking effect on July 1, 2019. The new agreements require non-exclusive franchised haulers that provide regular weekly garbage service to provide a bundled service, which includes garbage, recycling, and organics collection via a three-bin system to customers subscribing to four (4) cubic yards of solid waste per week (garbage and recycling combined), or by ensuring the waste is processed at a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) that has a recovery rate greater than or equal to 50%.
Businesses located on parcels zoned for industrial use can inquire about rates and services provided by the haulers listed below, and are free to choose a hauler that best suits their needs. The haulers set their own rates and bill customers directly for services.
If you are not sure if your business is located on a parcel zoned for industrial use, you can check the City of Santa Clara's Public Web Map to find out your zoning designation.
July 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021
City of Santa Clara Non-Exclusive Franchise Haulers
|Mission Trail Waste Systems||(408) 727-5365|
|GW Debris Services||(408) 283-4819|
|Recology South Bay||(408) 970-5100|
|Republic Services of Santa Clara County||(408) 432-1234|
|Ferma Corporation (Debris bin service only)||(877) 377-6211|
|Premier Recycle (Debris bin service only)||(408) 297-7910|
|Eco Box Recycling (Debris bin service only)||(408) 639-8500|
|Green Team of San Jose (Debris bin service only)||(408) 283-8500|
|Accurate Cleaning Systems (Debris bin service only)||(831) 636-9767|
|Lam Hauling, Inc. (Debris bin service only)||(408) 298-6888|
|Toca Debris Box (Debris bin service only)||
|Waste Management (Debris bin service only)||(408) 323-6317|
For handling and storage, Visit the Fire Department Webpage or call (408) 615-4900.For disposal, visit the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health webpage or call (408) 918-3400.
Small businesses, those that generate less than 27 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month, or less than 1 quart or 2.2 pounds of extremely hazardous waste per month are legally classified as conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs). The County of Santa Clara offers a cost effective and environmentally sound option to meet state requirements for disposal. To participate in the CESQG Program, please call 1-800-207-8222 and ask for the Santa Clara County Service Representative to provide an estimate for the cost of disposal and to set up an appointment for drop-off. For more information, view the County of Santa Clara flyer, Small Business Hazardous Waste Recycling and Disposal.