Welcome to Commercial Recycling & Garbage Services
The City of Milpitas Engineering Department and Milpitas Sanitation are dedicated to helping your business maintain disposal reduction goals and provide quality solid waste services.
Please call Milpitas Sanitation Customer Services at (408) 988-4500 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., to establish or improve you recycling and garbage collection services. Milpitas Sanitation will assist you with recycling bin or cart delivery and related issues such as overloaded bins and organics recycling. The City of Milpitas requires a minimum garbage collection schedule of once a week. If you have questions about service frequencies or the Solid Waste Management Ordinance, please call (408) 586-3352.
Please visit Milpitas Sanitation for information about new collection bins for Recyclables, Yard Trimmings, Garbage and Food Scraps.
Click here to view commercial recycling and solid waste collection rates.
Starting July 1, 2018 – No Styrofoam Food Containers! Restaurants must use alternatives for both dine-in and takeout.
Milpitas Ordinance No. 293 prohibiting the use of foam food ware goes into effect on July 1, 2018. It requires all restaurants and other food establishments to use alternatives for foam food ware for both dine-in and takeout.
Restaurants owners and managers may choose the best alternative for their business needs. Click here for a reference guide of non-foam food container product information and material listing, provided courtesy of the City of san Jose.
Ordinance No. 293 aims to reduce litter by banning food service ware made from expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, commonly referred to as Styrofoam. EPS foam is uniquely problematic when littered because it does not degrade. It breaks easily into tiny pieces, making it difficult to clean up. Those small pieces are often mistaken as food by fish and wildlife and are harmful to their health.
Click here for a factsheet about Ordinance No. 293