Welcome to Recycling & Garbage Services

The City of Milpitas Utility Engineering Section is dedicated to helping Milpitas residents and businesses maintain disposal reduction goals and monitor quality solid waste services. Thanks to you, residential and business recycling works! Your individual efforts add up to a big achievement for Milpitas — a 70% disposal reduction of landfilled materials since 1991. That is great news for our city as we try to offset rising disposal costs.

Please call Republic Residential Customer Service at (408) 432-0444 anytime on Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., about broken carts, accepted recyclable items and other residential service related questions. Please call Republic Commercial Customer Service at (408) 432-1234 about commercial recycling and garbage service related questions. If you have any further questions, please contact the City of Milpitas at (408) 586-3352.

To learn more about your neighborhood’s street sweeping schedule, visit City of Milpitas Street Sweeping or search it using the Republic Services Locator Service.

To view residential and commercial recycling and solid waste collection rates, visit City of Milpitas Recycling & Solid Waste RatesAdobe Icon

  • The Recycling & Source Reduction Advisory Commission meets every fourth Tuesday in January, April, July and October in the City Hall Committee room. The Commission advises the Milpitas City Council on recycling and solid waste issues and recommends programs designed to reduce solid waste. Public comments and participation welcome!
  • Milpitas Household Dump Day will run every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Newby Island. You must be a Milpitas resident to participate. Remember to bring two consecutive month PG&E bills from the current year and your driver’s license. Learn more: Household Dump DayAdobe Icon

Residential Recycling & Garbage

Get details about residential recycling & garbage services where you live.


Commercial Recycling & Garbage

Learn about customized collection services for your business waste program.


Bottles & Cans Recycling

Learn about where you can cash in your bottles & cans for easy money.


Household Dump Day

Get all the details about Household Dump Day for Milpitas residents.


Composting & Eco Gardens

Learn how to start your own backyard composting & eco garden.


Hazardous & E-Waste Recycling

Learn how you can responsibly recycle household hazardous waste & e-waste.


Safe Medication & Sharps Disposal

Find local drop-off sites where you can properly dispose of unwanted medications & sharps.


Styrofoam Recycling

Learn more about recycling Styrofoam blocks and food and beverage containers.


Temporary Debris Boxes

Get details on obtaining a temporary debris box for your home or commercial improvement project.


Food & General Waste Prevention

Learn about the many ways you can prevent waste--like food waste--in the first place!


Reduce Junk Mail

Take steps to reduce unsolicited junk mail.


Reuse & Buy Recycled

Learn how reusing helps close the loop. And always buy smart, buy recycled!

Republic Customer Service - Residential(408) 432-0444
Republic Customer Service - Commercial(408) 432-1234
City of Milpitas - Solid Waste, General(408) 586-3352 or (408) 586-3353
City of Milpitas - Reuse Line(408) 586-2680