Publications & Links


The Recycling Resource Guide is your source for information about the City of Mountain View's Recycling & Zero Waste programs and events. The Guide is mailed twice a year to all homes, apartments, and businesses in Mountain View. 

annual recycling guide

Annual Resource Guide 2019

The Guide is also available in Chinese, Russian and Spanish languages. 

The guide contains the Annual Collection Calendar, What Goes Where Guide, How to Recycle, Clean Up Programs, Household Hazardous Waste, E-Waste, Recycling Centers, and contact information for City staff and service providers.  It also lists Environmental Events like paper shredding, Repair Cafe, medication disposal, and backyard home composting workshops.

summer Edition - Current Topics

The Summer Resource Guide contains program updates and other Zero Waste and recycling news and events.

  • Zero Waste by 2030: Waste Characterization Study
  • Edible Food Rescue
  • How to Host a Zero Waste BBQ
  • Upcoming Events

Summer Resource 2019


PAST EditionS

  • Food Scraps Update: How is YOUR Neighborhood Doing?
  • Mountain View's Diversion Progress: Less Trash Despite Increasing Population & Employment
  • Paper Recycling Challenges: China's Ban 

Summer Resource 2018
Summer Resource 2017
Summer Resource 2016

Other Links & online Apps

Stop Junk Mail 
Stop Delivering Yellow Page Phone Directories
Environmental Events
What's New
What Goes Where App
My Collection Schedule App


Recology for service-related questions, missed pick-ups, service complaints, collection schedules, extra collection, prepaid garbage stickers, clean up appointments, vouchers and more.  Email or call (650) 967-3034.

City Recycling & Zero Waste staff for program-related questions, website issues.  Email or call (650) 903-6311.

City Finance Utility Billing Staff for billing questions.  Call (650) 903-6317.