With a commitment to quality service, customer satisfaction and preservation
of the environment, Recology South Valley provides
comprehensive solid waste management and curbside recycling services to the
businesses and residents of the City of Gilroy, the City of Morgan Hill and
the surrounding Unincorporated Southern Santa Clara County.
Recology South Valley has the exclusive franchise to collect
and dispose of residential and commercial waste in the City. They also provide
Special Collection and Debris Box services. Residential and commercial service
Residents receive garbage service according to the level of service they
order. Customers have 32, 64, or 96-gallon grey toters. Residents over the
age of 62 are eligible for a discounted monthly rate. Recology South Valley provides single
stream curbside recycling to all residents at no additional cost. Residents
have one 64-gallon blue toter for all recyclable materials. Green waste is
collected in 96-gallon green toters.
For more information, visit the Recology South Valley website
Phil Couchee, General Manager
Recology South Valley
1351 Pacheco Pass Hwy
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 842-3358, Customer Service
(408) 842-5664, Fax
Save on disposal costs by recycling or donating everything that you can. Then
recycle - many items such as appliances and other metal items, clothing, furniture,
etc. are recyclable; Even carpet pads are recyclable at some facilities! Be sure to
separate your recyclables from the trash.
Load your vehicle and cover the load securely to prevent spillage or litter
from your vehicle.
Whenever you haul, be sure to COVER YOUR LOAD! This will reduce litter on Santa
Clara County streets and highways. Did you know that failure to cover your load
can lead to a $1,000 fine for littering (see requirements in CA Vehicle Code
Recology South Valley operates the San Martin Transfer Station
that accepts and transfers waste and recyclables from unincorporated residents in
South County. The San Martin Transfer Station is located at 14070 Llagas Avenue in
San Martin. The Transfer Station is open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and is closed on New
Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
There is no charge to drop-off the following recyclables (please have them separated):
Special curbside collection services are provided by Recology South Valley:
Christmas Trees - are collected at no charge. Trees must be cut into 3' by 3' sections
and placed at the curb for collection. Look for collection dates and information on
your newsletter and your October garbage bill.
Bulky items - such as furniture and appliances, can be collected at an on-call basis
at the curbside. Recology South Valley charges a fee, per item collected, for this service. Items
with refrigerants incur an additional fee.
Extra Pick-up - You will receive one free pick-up tag per quarter in your garbage
bill. Additional extra pick-up tags are available, call 408-842-3358 for pricing
Overages - Yard Waste overages can be picked up if bundled. No more than 7 bundles
or cans (32 gallon size only) allowed per week.
Motor Oil - Oil and oil filter collection is part of residential garbage
service. Oil jugs and oil filter bags are provided by Recology South Valley, please do not use
your own jugs or bags. Call 408-842-3358 for more information.
Debris Box Service - is provided through the collection franchise by Recology South Valley on an
on-call basis. Please call for details.
Other Services - Call Recology South Valley for details and dates:
Community Cleanup Projects
If you do not pay your garbage bill: a continued delinquent account will
be sent to collections (and be put on your credit report) and your unpaid
balance, plus administrative fees, will be placed as a lien on your property.
Please pay your bill on time and notify Recology South Valley when you move or
need your account closed.
For additional information about these services or for rates, please contact
Recology South Valley at (408) 842-3358.
Recology South Valley provides bi-weekly street sweeping
service in the City of Gilroy and the City of Morgan Hill. Here are some
important facts about this service: