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donate your extra produce

Do you have trees or a garden that produce more fruit or vegetables than you need? Consider donating that extra produce to food insecure members of our community! The Community Services Agency (CSA) will accept fresh produce donations from individuals’ homes and gardens. You can help community members in need and keep your nutritious fruits and vegetables from going to waste. Produce should be boxed to prevent damage to the fruit and vegetables. You can take donations to the CSA office at 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View during their regular hours 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact CSA if you have a large amount to donate (over 50 pounds) so that they can ensure they have the capacity to accept your donation. Thank you for helping those in need and reducing food waste.

cash for bottles and cans


Starting January 7, 2020 the new Buy Back hours for the Mountain View Recycling Center are:
Tuesday through Friday 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

zero waste plan approved

City Council approved the Zero Waste Plan at their October 29, 2019 meeting. The Plan describes actions the City can take to meet a 90% diversion from landfill goal by 2030. Development of the Plan involved input and valuable feedback obtained from stakeholder interviews, a public workshop, and a City Council study session. It will serve as a guide for the preparation of new collection, processing, and landfill service agreements to replace the City’s current agreements, which expire in 2021. 

single-use propane cylinder drop-off program at smart station

A pilot program for the collection of one pound single-use propane cylinders is now in place at the SMaRT Station. Residents of Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Sunnyvale can drop-off up to three one pound gas cylinders (no BBQ sized tanks or MAPP gas) per visit. Drop-off hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday – Friday (no weekend drop off).

Refuel Your Fun!  Small Refillable Propane Cylinders

Did you know that propane cylinders are household hazardous waste, and prohibited in trash or recycling because of the potential for fire and explosion? Don't waste money and time on a hard-to-dispose of propane cylinder.  Next time, buy or refill a refillable cylinder at one of the stores below. 

U-Haul Mountain View
62 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View

REI Mountain View 
(sells refillables but does not refill on site)
2450 Charleston Rd., Mountain View

George’s Fuel & Auto Repair 
996 East Evelyn Avenue, Sunnyvale 

Hassett Hardware Palo Alto
(sells refillables but does not refill on site)
875 Alma Street, Palo Alto

List updated 6/14/2019. For more information or locations in other cities, visit www.refuelyourfun.org.

FREE Mattress recycling

Any Mountain View resident (in homes or apartments) may recycle their old mattress and box springs at the SMaRT Station at no charge.  Bring a driver's license or identification card when you visit the SMaRT Station.  Businesses may dispose of mattresses at the SMaRT Station for a fee per item. Goodwill Silicon Valley also accepts mattresses and box springs at no charge. Visit www.GoodwillSV.org for details. 

Residents eligible for the free On Call Plus Clean Up Program may arrange for curbside collection of mattresses, box springs and other bulky goods by contacting Recology 650-967-3034 to schedule an appointment. Apartments consisting of 9 or more units are not eligible, but the property manager may arrange for on-site collection for a fee.


Never forget your recycling week again!  Now you can download collection days in your calendar application or sign up for collection reminders.

Use the Collection Schedules & Reminders widget to enter your exact address (e.g. 500 California St.) and find your service day, holidays, add collection days to Google Calendar, iCal, Microsoft Outlook or another calendar application, or sign up for collection reminders (in English or Spanish).

Missed Collection or Questions? Call Recology at 650-967-3034 (Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).  


Tuesday through Friday 12 pm to 4 pm
Saturday 9 am to 4 pm

Tuesday through Friday 12 pm to 4 pm
Saturday 9 am to 4 pm