Publications & Links

annual recycling guide

Click here for the Annual Recycling Guide (Resource Winter 2017).  It contains the collection calendar with holidays; what and where to recycle; retail take back locations for batteries, lights, paint; household hazardous waste; e-waste; clean up programs; re-use organizations; medications, and more.

Current Edition

The most current edition is the Resource Winter 2017 (Annual Recycling Guide) above.

Resource Newsletter

The Resource newsletter is your source for information about how to recycle, reduce waste, reuse, compost, and properly dispose of household hazardous wastes and e-wastes. The newsletter is mailed twice a year directly to all homes, apartments, and businesses in Mountain View. 

Starting in January 2016, the Resource has a new format and delivery schedule.  The Resource will be mailed separately from other City publications, twice a year, and will be in a letter-sized format.  The Winter edition in January will be the annual guide to the City's Recycling & Zero Waste program and contain the annual recycling calendar.  The Summer edition in July will focus on environmental news of interest to residents. 

Translations in Chinese, Russian and Spanish languages will be provided for the annual recycling guide edition.

Please also click on What's New for updated information on our website.  You can also set collection reminders, find out "what goes where" by using the online widget at  If you have questions, please see our contact information below.

The Resource features:

  • What's Recyclable in residential, apartment and commercial programs
  • Household Hazardous Waste Events
  • E-Waste
  • Home Composting Workshops
  • On Call Plus Collection
  • Mountain View Recycling Center
  • SMaRT Station (public disposal site)
  • Collection Calendar and Map

Resource (Current Edition)

Resource Winter 2017 - Annual Recycling Guide

Past Editions
Resource July 2016 - Proposed Food Scraps Collection Program
Resource January 2016 - Annual Recycling Guide (English) (Chinese) (Russian) (Spanish)
Resource Spring 2015
Resource Fall 2014
Resource Spring 2014 (EPS Polystyrene Foam Food Container Ordinance)
Resource Fall 2013 (Paper Egg Cartons No Longer Accepted for Recycling)

Other Links

Stop Junk Mail Kit
Stop Delivering Yellow Page Phone Directories


For service-related questions, missed pick-ups, service complaints, collection schedules, extra collection, prepaid garbage stickers, On Call Plus appointments, Vouchers and more, please contact Recology at (650) 967-3034.

For program-related questions, website issues, and Zero Waste, please contact City recycling staff at (650) 903-6311.

For utility bill questions, please contact the City Utility Billing Division at (650) 903-6317.