Free extra recycling and yard trimmings collection is available year-round. Details below and in the Resource Winter 2017 (page 4) for preparation and set out requirements of extra materials. Please note that compost (yard trimmings) carts are collected every week since July 2017.
Call Recology Mountain View (650) 967-3034 to schedule a free On Call Plus Clean Up appointment or an extra collection (fee).
If you regularly have extra garbage, you can order a larger garbage cart (refuse rates apply).
If you occasionally have extra garbage, you can purchase an extra garbage sticker from most local Safeway and Nob Hill stores as well as from the City Finance & Administrative Services Department, and the Mountain View Recycling Center at 935 Terra Bella Avenue (Tues-Sat 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Extra garbage stickers are sold for $6 for each 32-gallon bag effective July 1, 2016.
Stores wanting to sell stickers should contact City of Mountain View, Recycling & Zero Waste staff at 650-903-6311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do I call to repair a cart or bin?
Call Recology at (650) 967-3034 or email ContactUsRMV@recology.com.
Can I rinse out my carts during a water shortage?
Yes, using water for health and sanitary reasons is allowed to clean your garbage, recycling or yard cart. The best practice is to lightly rinse the cart on the private sidewalk leading up to your front door and next to your landscaping. That will make it easier to sweep up any bits of paper or other residue after the sidewalk dries; and water will run off into your landscaping (instead of into the gutter or street which flows into storm drains and the San Francisco Bay). For other water regulations information, please visit this link. Contact Recology at (650) 967-3034 to ask if cart cleaning services might also be available (fee may apply).
Business or apartments using dumpsters must contact Recology for steam-cleaning. The Regional Water Quality Control Board does not allow cleaning of dumpsters outdoors.