On-Call Collection - Recology South Bay: Santa Clara County Residential
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On-Call Collection

Residential customers can schedule an On-Call Collection twice per year at no additional cost for items like extra garbage or yard debris. Each collection must be scheduled 48 hours in advance. Garbage, yard waste and wood disposal days are scheduled on your normal collection days.

All items must fit within an 8-foot long, 4-foot wide and 4-foot high area and be placed curbside or roadside by 6:00 A.M.

On-Call Garbage Pickup

  • Household garbage
  • Painted wood no more than 6-feet long and stacked neatly (railroad ties are hazardous and cannot be picked up)
  • Small amounts of dirt, rock, concrete, asphalt, brick and tile are accepted if boxed and weighs no more than 50 pounds per container (up to 250 pounds total)

Items We Cannot Accept:
Appliances (please arrange a bulky item collection) TVs, computer monitors or other Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic / Universal Waste; items with oil, diesel, or gasoline.

On-Call Yard & Wood Waste Pickup

  • Branches
  • Lumber
  • Wood
  • Branches and lumber can be up to 6 inches in diameter and 6-feet long; please bundle or box branches and trimmings; each bundle or box may not exceed 50 pounds

Items We Cannot Accept
No ice plant, cactus, poison oak, palm fronds, or bug, moth or ant-infested material; painted trees; plastic bags.

Since wood will be composted, we cannot accept painted, varnished, stained or treated wood (like railroad ties).

Schedule a collection


If it’s possible that some of your items, such as sofas and tables, could find a new life, please consider donating to one of the many non-profits in Santa Clara County. Not only will you be helping divert items from the landfill – you will also be helping a great organization!


If you have extra organics, recyclables, or landfill material that will not fit in your containers, you may purchase Extra Bag Tags. Just place the tag on your materials near the curb and your driver will pick it up on your regularly scheduled garbage pickup day.

Please call Customer Service to purchase Extra Bag Tags. They can be used at any time and have no expiration date.