San Jose Garbage Schedule 2024 (Holidays, Recycling & Bulk Pickup)

San Jose (zip code: 95117) is a city near Citrus Heights, SacramentoFolsom, and Elk Grove in the state of California, in the United States. Like other cities in the country, San Jose offers its residents a trash collection program through which the citizens can get rid of their daily household trash, recyclables, hazardous waste and bulky items.

Following are the details about the San Jose garbage schedule.

San Jose Trash Pickup Schedule

Trash collection takes place once every week in San Jose. However, the collection days vary from street to street.

Moreover, the curbside collection starts at 6 am on your pickup day, so you have to place the carts at the curbside before this time, and remove the carts from the curbside before 6 pm on the same day.

You can have your complete San Jose trash schedule and garbage collection days checked from this trash collection map:

San Jose Trash Pickup Schedule

Some national holidays might alter your trash pickup schedule, so you can check the holiday schedule from here.

San Jose Holiday Trash Schedule

Here is the complete holiday trash schedule for the city of San Jose.

  • Martin Luther King Day – January 16, 2023 – No change in schedule in trash, recycling and yard waste pickup schedule.
  • Presidents Day – February 20, 2023 – No change in schedule in trash, recycling and yard waste pickup schedule.
  • Patriots Day – April 17, 2023 – No change in schedule in trash, recycling and yard waste pickup schedule.
  • Memorial Day – May 29, 2023 – No change in schedule in trash, recycling and yard waste pickup schedule.
  • Juneteenth – June 19, 2023 – No change in schedule in trash, recycling and yard waste pickup schedule.
  • Independence Day – July 4, 2023 – No change in schedule in trash, recycling and yard waste pickup schedule.
  • Labor Day – September 4, 2023 – No change in schedule in trash, recycling and yard waste pickup schedule.
  • Columbus Day – October 9, 2023 – No change in schedule in trash, recycling and yard waste pickup schedule.
  • Veterans Day – November 11, 2023 – No change in schedule in trash, recycling and yard waste pickup schedule.
  • Thanksgiving Day – November 23, 2023 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • Christmas Day – December 25, 2023 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.
  • New Year’s Day – January 1st, 2024 – No collection takes place. The schedule is shifted to the next day till the end of the week.

San Jose Recycling Schedule

Recycling takes place every week in San Jose, on the same days as your garbage collection days. To know your complete yearly recycling schedule, check out this recycling collection map: https://gis.sanjoseca.gov/maps/serviceslookuptool/

Enter your address and a complete calendar containing the pickup days schedule will appear in front of you.

Recyclables include newspaper, office paper and magazines, plastic bottles, envelopes and wrapping paper, construction paper, junk mail, books and paper bags, catalogs, glass jars and bottles, food cans etc. 

San Jose Bulk Pickup Schedule

Bulky waste items are those which are very heavy and large and hence cannot be placed inside regular trash cans. These items include mattresses, furniture, carpets and rugs etc.

Bulk waste pickup does not have any specific schedule. Instead, the residents have to schedule an appointment in order to get bulky items picked up in San Jose. Call (408) 535-3500 to schedule a bulk pickup. 

San Jose Yard Waste Collection

Yard waste includes tree branches, leaves, grass, brushes and other vegetative materials. Dirt, rocks and sand, cement and concrete, wood to which glue is added, recyclable items, animal waste and dead animals should not be added to yard waste. 

Yard waste is collected every week in San Jose, on your trash and recycling collection days. Check out your yard waste collection schedule from here.

San Jose Hazardous Waste Disposal

Household hazardous waste can not be collected from the curbside, instead, one has to take the hazardous items to the city’s household hazardous waste drop-off center. This must be done only on the household hazardous waste collection days. Schedule an appointment to visit the drop-off center for free by calling at (408) 299-7300.

Hazardous items are the ones which can catch fire easily or which contain toxic chemicals dangerous for human health. Some of the examples are batteries and cells, glues and adhesives, furniture polish, swimming pool chemicals, brake fluid, photographic chemicals, medications, shoe polish, paints, pesticides and insecticides, fertilizers, varnishes etc.

City of San Jose Trash Guidelines

Following are some trash guidelines for the San Jose residents.

  • Do not overfill the carts. This may result in the trash being thrown on the streets which will litter your area.
  • Trash carts must be placed having a minimum of two feet distance with each other. 
  • Throwing garbage on the streets and roads is not allowed and should not be practiced by the citizens.
  • Wash and dry the containers on a regular basis to ensure proper cleanliness.
  • In case of any query or if you need any information regarding the San Jose trash schedule, call the city’s waste management department by dialing (408) 535-3500.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to get a new trash can in San Jose?

To get a new trash can in San Jose, call at  (408) 535-3500 or 311. The same number can be dialed when reporting for a missed pickup.

What are the holidays for garbage collection in San Jose?

No garbage pickup takes place on the holidays of New Year, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day in San Jose. The collections take place one day later for the whole holiday week.

San Jose Garbage Schedule

Garbage and recycling collection in San Jose takes place on a regular basis, however, the schedule changes a little during the weeks of some public holidays like New Year’s Day, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and some other city holidays. 

Bulk waste is collected by appointment, and hazardous waste must be taken to the landfill on hazardous waste collection days. For more information, call (408) 535-3500.

See What To Do If You Miss Trash Day in San Jose.

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