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Cupertino Commercial Recycling, Compost & Garbage Services

Recology companies provide various resource recovery programs (i.e., recycling, composting) and garbage (landfill-bound) collection services to commercial customers.

Recology provides different sizes and types of carts, bins, debris boxes, compactors and balers to make sure each business we serve has the containers and equipment that meet their needs.  Our number one focus is our customer.  Recology strives to provide service at times most convenient for our commercial customers.

We understand the space constraints our customers face, so we take care to return containers we service to locations most convenient for the businesses we serve.

 

Recycling

Recology South Bay - Blue Recycling BinSingle Stream Recycling
You can now place all of your recyclables into one container. Commercial customers that subscribe to garbage collection service are entitled to Single-Stream recycling service at no additional charge.

By increasing recycling and reducing your garbage, it's possible to lower your garbage service level, which may result in cost savings. You can also show your customers, employees or tenants that you care about your impact on the environment and increase your visibility as a community leader. That is an opportunity you can't afford to pass up, which is why recycling is truly smart business!

 


Acceptable Recycling Materials
Only place recyclable materials into your recycling container!

Please rinse food and beverage containers and crush plastics.

Aseptic containers Aseptic containers are sterile cardboard containers, which are used to preserve food.

  • Cardboard milk cartons.
  • Cardboard orange juice cartons
  • Fruit juice boxes

 

Glass All glass food, beverage jars and bottles. Remove metal lids and place separately in bin.

  • Fruit juice
  • Mayonnaise jars
  • Spaghetti sauce jars

 

Metal All metal food and beverage containers including those made of aluminum, tin, steel and bi-metal.

  • Aluminum foil and pie pans
  • Aerosol cans (emptied of gas and liquid)
  • Metal lids from glass bottles and jars
  • Metal pots and pans
  • Rinsed food and beverage cans
    (aluminum, steel, and tin)
  • Scrap Metal
  • Soda, pet food, soup, and tuna cans
    (lids okay)

 

Plastic All plastics, with or without symbols #1-#7 including plastic bags
  • Black plastic (includes plastic flower pots, tubs)
  • Bottles
  • Bubble wrap
  • Buckets
  • Party cups
  • Plastic utensils
    (not cornstarch or compostable utensils)
  • PVC Piping (must fit in container)
  • Straws
  • Tubs (includes butter, cottage cheese, margarine, sour cream and yogurt containers)

 

Mixed Paper

  • Cardboard
  • Food boxes (cereal, crackers, remove liners)
  • Junk mail & envelopes
  • Magazines & catalogs
  • Newspaper
  • Paper (colored, computer, white, wrapping)
  • Paper and hard cover books
  • Paper bags
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Phone books
  • Pizza boxes (empty)
Cardboard
We accept aseptics (paper cartons that include boxed soups, juice boxes and soy containers).
Cardboard must be flattened to fit inside recycling container with lid closed.

Unacceptable Recycling Materials
Please do not place the following non-recyclable materials into your blue container!

Construction Debris
  • Concrete, rocks, dirt

 

 

Other Unacceptable Material

Garden hoses
Packing peanuts
Styrofoam
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Compost / Green Waste

  • Branches, leaves, grass or floral trimmings
    Food contaminated packaging
    Food waste
    Paper towels, napkins, facial tissue
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Electronic / Universal Waste

  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

Compost

Unincorporated Cupertino Yard Waste ProgramThink there isn't anything you can compost? Think again!
Don't send your food scraps and organic material to the landfill; compost them instead. We encourage you to use Recology programs to start composting at your facility. A successful program can help conserve natural resources and save landfill space. Your bottom line and the environment will benefit.

 


Acceptable Green Waste, Food Waste & Organic Material
Only place green waste materials into your tan container!

Green Waste
  • Branches (no larger than 3 inches in diameter)
  • Brush
  • Floral trimmings
  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Weeds


Food Scraps

Bones
Breads
Eggshells
Fruits
Meat
Poultry
Rice
Seafood
Shellfish
Vegetables

Important Green Waste Notes!

  • Do not put yard waste in plastic bags.
  • Do not place yard clippings in plastic or paper bags. Place green waste loose in container.
  • Tree and shrub prunings must be cut small enough to fit inside the container with the lid closed.
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  • Cornstarch materials and bio-degradable plastics have a longer decomposition break down period than green waste and organic material and therefore do not breakdown in our compost process. Please throw them in the trash.
Organics
  • Coffee Grounds/Filters
  • Paper milk cartons
  • Paper towels, plates & napkins
  • Pizza boxes
  • Tea bags
  • Untreated wood (chopsticks)

Unacceptable Green Waste Materials
Please do not place the following materials into your green container!

Construction Debris
  • Concrete, rocks, sod, dirt, asphalt, lumber, plywood, particle board or other construction materials

 

Electronic / Universal Waste

  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

 

Garbage

  • Plastic bags
  • Un-recyclable items

Organic Material

  • Food scraps, animal feces or manure, tree stumps or trunks, painted or treated wood

 

Recyclable Material

  • Recyclable glass, metal, paper and plastic

 

Ashes or Coals
 

Garbage

Unincorporated Cupertino Garbage Program

Please contact us with any questions about our garbage program.

 


Acceptable Garbage Materials
Only put non-recyclable materials into your gray container!

Glass
  • Auto, mirror and tinted glass
  • Glassware, crystal and dinnerware
  • Household window glass
  • Light bulbs (except fluorescent bulbs)

 

Metal

  • Clothes hangers
  • Foil
  • Wire

Plastic

  • Cornstarch materials and
    bio-degradable plastics
  • Styrofoam/polystyrene containers and packing peanuts

Organic Material

  • Animal feces or manure
  • Rope

Unacceptable Garbage Material
Please do not place the following materials into your gray container!

Construction Debris
  • Concrete, rocks, dirt, lumber, dirt, rocks, plywood or particle board

Compost / Green Waste

  • Branches, leaves, grass or floral trimmings
  • Food contaminated packaging
  • Food waste
  • Paper towels, napkins, facial tissue

Hot Ashes or Coals

 

Recyclable Glass, Metal, Paper and Plastic

  • All recyclable materials

Electronic / Universal Waste

  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

Containers

Commercial containers come in a variety of sizes to suit your Recycle, Compost and Garbage service needs. Container sizes may vary. Please contact us for a free audit to help you get started.

Cupertino Commercial Carts

 

SizeLengthWidthHeight
32-gallon 24.25" 19.25" 38.5"
64-gallon 31.75" 24.25" 41.75"
96-gallon 35.25" 29.75" 43.25"

Cupertino Commercial Bins

 

SizeDeepWideHigh
1.5-cubic yards 3' 7' 4'
2-cubic yards 4' 7' 5'
3-cubic yards 4' 7' 5'
4-cubic yards 5' 7' 5'
6-cubic yards 6' 7' 5'
8-cubic yards 6' 7' 8'

Internal Compost Bin

Internal Compost containers are available at no additional charge, subject to availability.

Audits & Consultation

Let us help you design a service configuration that meets your recycling, composting or garbage (landfill-bound) collection needs.  Our objectives are to increase your recycling and diversion practices as well as to decrease the amount of material that is landfill-bound.

Our consultation team begins by conducting an on-site waste audit to help your company apply the best management practices to the material discarded.  Based on your audit results, we make recommendations on how to reduce your collection expense and positively impact the environment.

In short, our consultation team provides:

- Site visits to determine your goals, space requirements and implementation timeline;

- Waste auditing of your current waste stream;

- Customized service proposals for a variety of collection services and equipment options;

- Implementation of new resource recovery programs or improvement of programs currently in place;

- A single point of contact during program implementation; and

- Resource recovery signs, fliers, stickers, and educational training.

Contact us to inquire about our commercial services.

Questions? Find our tips and tricks on making our resource recovery programs work for you on our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Customer Types Served

Recology provides services to various types customers, including:

 

Retail/Wholesale Businesses

Non-profit organizations

Property Management

Convention Centers

Hotels

Construction Businesses

Educational Institutions

Farms & Wineries

Medical Facilities

Shopping Centers

Airports

Restaurants

Governmental Agencies

Outdoor Fairs & Events

Sport Facilities

 

Customize Your Services

Recology can help your company do the right thing for the environment by conducting a waste audit to apply the best management practices to the collection of recycle, compost, and landfill waste.

Contact us to inquire about the commercial services available.

Questions? Find our tips and tricks on making our resource recovery programs work for you on our Frequently Asked Questions.