What are the requirements for trash and recycling enclosures? What is the turning radius for collection trucks to safely navigate the property? Is an encroachment permit for construction boxes needed? Can any roll-off box company provide debris and recycling boxes?
Answers to most of these questions can be found under Design Tools & Permits below. See also Land Development for encroachment permits; and visit the Debris & Recycling Box Services page for information about who can provide services.
Plan for enough space and access for users and the collection company in your development. State law requires that all developments provide at least 50 percent of the space for recycling in trash enclosures; and mandates recycling for businesses, schools, and multi-family complexes, including condominiums. Don't forget room for composting and tallow services if needed.
Contact Solid Waste & Recycling at 650-903-6311 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about trash and recycling guidelines for development review.
The City has adopted a Construction & Demolition ordinance and has also adopted the Green Building Code for the recycling and salvage of construction and demolition (C&D) debris. C&D debris comprises a significant portion of the waste stream that can be diverted from the landfill, thereby conserving resources, protecting our environment, and extending landfill life. The program makes it easy and convenient for property owners, general contractors and subcontractors to meet their responsibilities under the ordinance.
Whether you are working on a project subject to the City's Construction and Demolition Ordinance or the Green Building Code, the information below will help you understand what is required, who can collect wastes, and how you can maximize salvage and recycling of your project.
Start with reading these documents bulleted below:
If you are striving to achieve a diversion rate in excess of the minimum 50% requirement, use the City's exclusive hauler, Recology and achieve a 78% diversion rate. Contact us for additional information and assistance or review the C&D Diversion Requirements in this printable handout.
Contact Recology at (650) 967-3034 to order a copy of your weight tags.
City of Mountain View
Public Works Department
Zero Waste & Recycling Section (Cary Bloomquist)
500 Castro Street, First Floor
By agreement, Recology Mountain View is the City’s exclusive hauler for recycling or debris roll-off box services.
No other hauler may be used. The scope of this agreement provides an exception for certain materials: