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Residential Recycling, Compost & Garbage Services

Resource recovery is more important than ever before. To preserve our natural resources, we work to close the loop on yard waste and recyclable materials by diverting them from going to landfills. Whether you are looking for recycling and yard waste services or garbage collection, Recology San Benito County provides a range of options to you.

 

Recycling

Recology San Benito County Recycling CartRecology San Benito County is proud to be your recycling and garbage service provider in the Hollister, San Juan Bautista, and the surrounding unincorporated San Benito County.  We provide a convenient, single stream recycling collection program which eliminates the need to sort recyclables.

In order to keep our communities safe and clean, we all must pitch in to help Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as much as possible.

 

 



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

Please empty and rinse all food and beverage containers.
 

Household Batteries
Put AAA-D, 9V, alkaline, rechargeable and button cell batteries in a clear zippered plastic bag on TOP of your recycling cart. No car batteries.


Glass
All colors of bottles and jars.

Glass Bottles (beer, juice, liquor, wine)

Glass Jars (apple sauce, pasta sauce)


Metal 

Aluminum cans (soda and beer cans)

Tin Cans (pet food and soup cans)

Scrap metal like pots & pans


 

Paper
Most clean and dry household paper:

Brown paper bags

Cardboard

Chipboard (cereal, crackers, shoes or gifts)

Junk mail and catalogs

Magazines and phone books

Newspaper

Office paper (all colors)

Paperboard egg cartons

Shredded paper (place in paper bags, staple closed to prevent litter)


Plastic
Plastic containers with recycle symbol #1-#7.       (excluding styrofoam)

Detergent and shampoo containers

Milk and orange juice jugs

Soda & water bottles



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

Construction Debris

  • Concrete, rocks, dirt

Electronic / Universal Waste
  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

Green Waste
  • Grass, leaves, tree and bush cuttings

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Paints, solvents, cooking oil, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks - propane tanks

Non-recyclable Glass, Metal, Paper and Plastic
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Used Motor Oil and Filters

Recology San Benito County - Used Motor Oil and Filters Residential customers can place used motor oil and oil filters out for collection. Place these items next to your blue cart on collection day. Oil and filters must be in containers provided by Recology San Benito County or they will not be collected. Oil Jugs and Oil Filter bags are provided free of charge by Recology San Benito County to customers.

Please contact us to order your free jugs and filter bags.

Close the Loop -- Buy Recycled!

There is another important step to recycling: buying products made with recycled content. When you purchase products with recycled content, manufacturers will continue to use recyclables in their products and will expand their use to other products.

Compare labels to find the product with the highest percentage of "post-consumer" recycled content. ("Post-consumer" is the material you recycle in your curbside bin.) Many products, such as greeting cards, tissue, toilet paper and paper towels, offer a variety of recycled-content choices. Be sure to look for the recycling symbol! Other products, such as aluminum cans, almost always contain high post-consumer recycled content, even if the can doesn't have the symbol.

Recycle Symbol
Remember to look for the familiar "chasing arrows" recycling symbol when you shop!

REUSE -- Leave less for the future!

You can help the environment and your pocketbook by buying reusable products. Consider using sponges, dish towels, and cloth napkins in place of paper towels and disposable napkins. Use rechargeable batteries and products in reusable packaging such as glass jars.

Instead of throwing that old coat or dress away, consider donating your unwanted household items to a nonprofit or church-run thrift store. Search the Internet or Yellow Pages for "consignment", "second hand", "thrift", "antiques", or "clothing - used" or "furniture dealers - used".

 

Yard Waste

Recology San Benito County Yard Waste Cart Yard waste is used in a number of recycling processes, such as composting. Yard waste recycling produces rich compost which can be used by local residents and farmers, rather than going to waste in a landfill.

Yard waste collection is provided to customers that reside within the city limits and the unincorporated areas of San Benito County (extra fee applies).

Please contact us for more information.

 

 


 Acceptable Yard Waste Materials
Only place green waste materials into your green container!

Accepted Yard Waste

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Tree and shrub prunings
  • Weeds

Important Yard Waste Notes!
 

  • Do not put yard waste in plastic bags.
     
  • Tree and shrub prunings must be cut small enough to fit inside the cart with the lid completely closed.
     
  • Extra tree and shrub prunings may be placed in an additional 96 gallon cart. Additional yard waste carts are available for an extra fee. Please contact customer service for more information.
     
  • Please, do not place items on top of the cart.

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

Construction Debris

  • Concrete, rocks, dirt, asphalt

Electronic / Universal Waste
  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

Garbage
  • non-recyclable items

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Paints, solvents, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, used syringes

Organic Material
  • Animal feces or manure, painted or treated lumber, plywood or particle board

Recyclable Material
  • Recyclable glass, metal, paper and plastic

Garbage

Recology San Benito County Garbage Cart Garbage collection is provided to customers that reside within the city limits and unincorporated San Benito County. Customers are provided with a 20, 32, 64, or 96 gallon cart.

All garbage and recycling containers need to be placed at the curb or roadside the night before your service day, or by 6:00am on your service day. Place all waste inside your containers. Do not place waste materials on top, or next to your garbage cart. You may dispose of occasional excess garbage by calling our office at least a day before your service day. Fee applies. Please contact customer service for more information.

 



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

Glass

  • Ceramics, dishware, drinking glasses, Pyrex, porcelain, stemware
  • Light bulbs (no fluorescent bulbs)
  • Mirrors or window glass

Metal
  • Dirty aluminum foil
  • Coat hangers
  • Dirty food trays or pans
  • Empty spray cans (hair spray or paint)

Organic Material
  • Animal feces or manure

Paper

  • Adhesive-backed paper
  • Carbon paper
  • Photographs
  • Plastic or foil lining cereal or cracker boxes
  • Soiled papers, food wrappings, napkins, tissues or towels.

Plastic
  • Plastic furniture
  • PVC or other piping
  • Styrofoam/polystyrene containers and packing peanuts
  • Toys, trays, garden hoses
  • Plastics without the recycle symbol

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

Construction Debris

  • Concrete, rocks, dirt

Electronic / Universal Waste
  • Televisions, computers, cell phones, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury switches

Hot Ashes or Coals

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Paints, solvents, motor oil, cleaners, corrosives, fuel tanks - propane tanks

Recyclable Glass, Metal, Paper and Plastic
  • All recyclable materials

Bulky Item Collection

Recology San Benito County Bulky Item Collection Recology San Benito County offers a special pickup service for large or bulky items from your curbside. Couches, mattresses and washing machines are examples of bulky items which are too large to be disposed of with your normal collection.

For more information, pricing, or to schedule a pickup, contact our customer service department

Find out more about the San Benito County Integrated Waste Management Regional Agency's Bulky Item Drop Off Events.

 

 

 

 

Service Information

Residential Collection
Please set out your garbage, recycling and yard trimming carts in the street by 6:00am on collection day and remove them no later than the next day. Place carts at least 18 inches apart on the street by the curb. Store the carts behind a hedge, fence or other area screened from street view as a courtesy to your neighbors.

Billing Information:
If you choose to mail a payment in monthly, please include your account number on your check. The past due date for your statement will be shown on the bottom of the statement. Electronic payment and billing services are available. Please view our Electronic Bill Payment page for details or contact customer service by calling (831) 636-7500 or using our online contact form.

Program Questions?
Call Recology San Benito County at (831) 636-7500 or e-mail customer service.

Household Hazardous Waste Questions
Call San Benito County Integrated Waste Management at (831) 636-4110 or our Customer Service Department at (831) 636-7500.

Missed Pick-up, Service Complaints or Questions?
Call Recology San Benito County at (831) 636-7500 or e-mail customer service.

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