Welcome to Recycling & Garbage Services

Collective efforts to “Recycle Right” by Milpitas residents and businesses add up to a 70% disposal reduction of landfilled materials since 1991.  There are state mandated disposal reduction goals on the horizon that set new goals to divert organics (food scraps and yard trimmings) and increase recycling.

Residents and Business Representatives, please call Milpitas Sanitation Customer Service at (408) 988-4500 from Monday – Friday, between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or email via info@MilpitasSanitation.com, with all of your recycling and garbage service questions.  If you have any further questions, please leave a message for City of Milpitas Staff at the Reuse Line, (408) 586-3352.  Calls to this recorded line are answered within 48 business hours.

For detailed information about volume-based garbage rates, recycling and other solid waste services, please visit the Milpitas Sanitation website.

To learn more about your neighborhood’s street sweeping schedule, visit City of Milpitas Street Sweeping or call Milpitas Sanitation Customer Service at (408) 988-4500.

To review residential and commercial recycling and garbage collection rates, effective December 1, 2017 – December 31, 2018, view Exhibit L – Maximum Rates Approved by City.

Solid Waste Service Rates (Billed by Milpitas Sanitation)

Solid Waste, Recycling, and Organics Rates are adjusted annually and effective every January 1st using agreed-upon cost indices applied to labor, fuel, and other costs.  We anticipate the Period Two increase for calendar year 2019 will be between 3-5%.

An exact amount will be determined by December 2018.  Please review this presentation for information about how solid waste rates are calculated.

Solid Waste Rates Process

Recycling & Source Reduction Advisory Commission

RASRAC meets every fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. in January, April, July and October in the City Hall Committee room. This Commission advises the Milpitas City Council on recycling, source reduction and solid waste issues and recommends programs designed to reduce landfilled waste. Public comments and participation welcome!


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.


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.


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!

Milpitas Sanitation Customer Service(408) 988-4500info@milpitassanitation.com
City of Milpitas - Solid Waste, Engineering(408) 586-3352 or (408) 586-3353
City of Milpitas – Reuse Line(408) 586-2680