Garbage Disposal Locations


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.

Free Recyclables

There is no charge to drop-off the following recyclables (please have them separated):
  • Aluminum and tin cans
  • Aseptics (milk cartons and juice boxes)
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Mixed paper
  • Motor Oil and Oil Filters (3 gallon limit)
  • Newspaper
  • 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.

Recycling Process

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!