Stop calling it garbage
Few things, once they are used, are actually waste material. Among such things are broken glass, latex gloves and other complex materials that were not designed to be recycled.
“Waste” is created when materials that are reusable (like old furniture), compostable or recyclable are mixed with non-recyclable materials that contaminate them.
About Recology South Bay
Recology South Bay provides curbside recycling, garbage and yard waste services to the city of Cupertino, and the unincorporated areas of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, and Cupertino. We also provide curbside recycling to the city of Santa Clara. Recology South Bay collects more than 100,000 tons of materials each year, and serves more than 83,000 customers.