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Stop Junk Mail

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Household Hazardous Waste

FREE drop-off for household hazardous waste, like electronic waste, batteries, fluorescent bulb, paint, cleaning products, automotive fluids like oil and gasoline, unused medications or pesticides.

Go to www.hhw.org to book an appointment online with a few simple clicks or call 408.299.7300 Monday-Friday 9-5 to talk to friendly staff who will answer your questions and make your appointment for you. You’ll get a confirmation email with all the details.

On the scheduled date, arrive at your appointment time, drive through to allow staff to remove the HHW disposal items from your vehicle trunk or truck bed, and drive away. Average drop-off time is only a few minutes.

FREE Large Item Junk Pickup

San José residents: Schedule a FREE junk pickup

Have old junk to get rid of? Follow these steps to make a free Junk Pickup appointment.

  1. See the list of acceptable junk items.
  2. Enter your address in the Residential Services Lookup map to find your Recycling Company (they will pick up your junk).
  3. Call the recycling company to schedule your appointment. Have ready the list of items you want to get rid of.
  4. Set out your items up to 24 hours before your scheduled appointment.

Set out your items up to 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. More examples of other types of Junk Pickup items.

Important Junk Pickup program information:

Source: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/junkpickup

Recycle & Donate Stuff to Help Reduce Waste

If you have items that are perfectly reusable, visit RecycleStuff.org to find a recycler for your specific item(s).


Home Maintenance

Resources to help you take care of your home.

Licensed Contractors

Always check a licensed contractor's pocket license and picture I.D. before hiring them.

⚠️ Phony contractors can steal license numbers from others or use expired licenses.

⚠️ After matching the name on the I.D. with the pocket license, check the license number online.

⚠️ You can also find a list of licensed contractors in your area by searching by ZIP code. http://ow.ly/iv0Y50tcdm2


Donate your Re-usable Construction Material

330 N. Montgomery St., San Jose, CA, 95110 - View Map

(408) 294-5185 http://www.yelp.com/biz/c-and-m-diversified-san-jose-2

Hours Of Operation: Thu-Sat: 11am-3pm

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Material Comments: All items must be in good condition and reusable. Read for more details

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1130 Duane Ave., Santa Clara, CA, 95054 - View Map

408-933-3605 http://www.habitatebsv.org/ReStore

Hours Of Operation: Tue-Fri: 10am-6pm | Sat: 9am-5pm

Company Comments:View Comments

Material Comments: All items must be new (unused) or have near perfect cosmetics. We do not accept used conventional bathtubs but may make exceptions if the item is unique or an especially fine example. We will only accept shower doors if they are unused or have perfec Read for more details

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11665 Berryessa Rd., San Jose, CA, 95112 - View Map

(408) 452-0777 http://www.schnitzersteel.com

Hours Of Operation: Mon-Fri: 8:00am-4:30pm Sat: 8:00am-12:00pm Sun: Closed

Company Comments:View Comments

Material Comments: Must be 90% metal. Remove any non-metal material before drop-off. Must have CA ID/DL. Read for more details

Materials Accepted: More