Recycling & Zero Waste

  • Starting in 2022, Recology Mountain View will no longer pick-up extra trash bags without an extra garbage sticker. If you regularly have extra trash, contact Recology (650-967-3034) to get a larger trash cart at an additional charge. For occasional extra trash, you can purchase extra garbage stickers ($6 each) from most local Safeway stores or the Mountain View Recycling Center at 935 Terra Bella Avenue.  
  • Check out our FAQ sheet for more information about the 2021 new split recycling cart project.
  • Visit the Virtual Outreach Table for answers to your frequently asked recycling and zero waste questions.


  • Beginning August 1, appointments will no longer be required at the Buy Back Center at 935 Terra Bella Avenue for the redemption of CRV containers. Please do not visit the Buy Back Center before August 1 unless you have a previously confirmed appointment, as all July appointment slots are full. Hours for the Buy Back Center will be 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Mask and social distancing will still be required to enter the facility.
  • The SMaRT Station is open to the public seven days a week from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. for disposal (including the use of On Call Plus vouchers, contact Recology to request a voucher), drop-off recycling, e-waste and sharps disposal, and free compost pick-up. 
  • The Buy-Back Center at the SMaRT Station is open by appointment only and closes at 4 p.m.. You can schedule an appointment online or call 408-752-8530. 


Resource Guide to Recycling
What's New

 Goes Where
Dirty Dozen

Zero Waste

Foam Food Ware Ordinance
Reusable Bag Ordinance





Food Scraps
Yard Trimmings Service

Household Hazardous Waste


Mountain View Recycling Center


Repair Café