Recology South Valley
Quality Service, Customer Satisfaction & Preservation of the Environment
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 is mandatory.
Residents receive garbage service according to the level of service they order. Customers have 32, 64, or 96-gallon grey toters. 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.
City of Gilroy/Recology Franchise Agreement
Recycle & Donate
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 Securely
Load your vehicle and cover the load securely to prevent spillage or litter from your vehicle.
Cover Your Load
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 California Vehicle Code Section 23114)!
Recology South Valley operates the San Martin Transfer Station located at 14070 Llagas Avenue in San Martin. The transfer station accepts garbage and recyclables from South County residents.
The Transfer Station is open Tuesday through Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, closed Sunday and Monday and closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
There is no charge to drop-off the following recyclables (please have them separated):
- Aluminum and tin cans
- Aseptics (milk cartons and juice boxes)
- Glass bottles and jars
- Mixed paper
- Motor Oil and Oil Filters (3 gallon limit)
- Plastic containers marked #1 through #7 on the bottom
Unacceptable Materials at the Transfer Station
The following materials are not acceptable in the recycling containers at the Transfer Station:
- No trash or garbage
- No plastic bags (take plastic grocery bags to your local grocery store for recycling)
For more information regarding the San Martin Transfer Station call 408-842-3358.
Your recyclables are sent from San Martin to a material recovery facility (MRF), the Recyclery, which is operated by BFI Waste Systems and is located in San Jose. The Recyclery removes contaminants from the recyclables (such as dirty paper from the newspaper) and bales the recyclables for transportation to the market. Your efforts really help!
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.
You will receive 1 free pick-up tag per quarter in your garbage bill. Additional extra pick-up tags are available, call 408-842-3358 for pricing information.
Yard Waste overages can be picked up if bundled. No more than 7 bundles or cans (32 gallon size only) allowed per week.
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
Debris box service is provided through the collection franchise by Recology South Valley on an on-call basis. Please call for details.
Call Recology South Valley for details and dates:
- Spring Clean-Up
- Community Cleanup Projects
- Drop-off Recycling
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.
Biweekly Sweeping Service
Recology South Valley provides biweekly street sweeping service in the City of Gilroy and the City of Morgan Hill. Here are some important facts about this service:
- Street sweeper cannot pickup large piles of leaves, rock, or dirt
- Street sweeping occurs day after yard waste pick-up
- Please remove cars from street by 6 a.m.
For additional information about this service, please contact Recology South Valley.