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How can I get rid of large items, such as appliances and furniture?
Residents in homes and mobile home parks can have large items/junk (such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and more) collected curbside for free by their recycling collection company. Residents can schedule unlimited junk pickups for free. Schedule a pickup by calling your recycling collection company directly. To find your recycling collection company, use the Residential Services Lookup. Apartment and condominium residents can contact their property managers or GreenTeam of San Jose at (408) 282-4400 to arrange for free pickups. Learn more about our free junk pickup service.
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Environment - Recycling & Garbage - Residents

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1. What items are allowed in the recycling cart?
2. How can I get rid of large items, such as appliances and furniture?
3. What are my garbage collection and street sweeping days?
4. Why doesn’t San José offer food scraps collection for residents?
5. How much does garbage and recycling collection cost?
6. Are garbage and recycling collected on holidays?
7. Who collects my garbage, recycling, and yard trimmings?
8. How do I recycle used motor oil and filters?
9. How do I request larger or smaller sized carts?
10. How do I get my carts repaired or replaced?
11. What if my garbage, recycling, or yard trimmings collection are missed?
12. Where can I buy extra garbage stickers?
13. Where can I take plastic grocery bags for recycling?
14. What do I do with items that don’t go in the recycling or garbage carts?
15. Are yard trimmings composted in San José?
16. Where can I learn about home composting?