Garden City Sanitation

Garden City Sanitation Garbage Pickup

Providing residential garbage collection for single-family homes in San José

Benefits of Choosing Us

Why Choose Garden City Sanitation?

Garden City Sanitation is committed to providing waste management services of the highest quality since the 1800s. The company embodies a rich history of environmental stewardship and innovation. Garden City Sanitation embodies a legacy of commitment, expertise, and responsible stewardship, making us a trusted ally in promoting a cleaner, more sustainable world.

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Trusted and reliable
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Competitive pricing
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Swift delivery and setup

Contact Details for San José Residents

Visit, dial 3-1-1, or call (408) 535-3500 for the following services:

  • Change garbage service level
  • Report a change in homeownership
  • Report a damaged garbage cart and request a repair or exchange
  • Report a missing garbage cart and request a replacement
  • Report a missed garbage collection (please leave your cart at the curb until serviced)
  • Have your recyclables cart emptied as garbage
  • Start or stop service information for a newly constructed home
  • Current rates
  • Recyclables collection information
  • Yard trimming collection information
  • Large or overflow item collection information
  • Setout instructions

Looking for Help?

Please check out the links provided below for additional information on topics that are commonly inquired about by our customers.

Upcoming Holiday?

Collection occurs on all holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. If these holidays occur Monday through Friday, collection will be one day later throughout the rest of that week.

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Our trucks are powered by CNG. Read about our fleet conversion.

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Waste Management Resources for Teachers

Attention Teachers!

Ready to make a difference in the world and in your classroom? Start teaching your students about waste reduction and recycling today! This is more than just a lesson; it's a chance to inspire a generation of eco-conscious thinkers and doers.

  • Teach you students about waste reduction and recycling
    Tap into the resources listed below.
  • Offer reading suggestions for younger students
    Below is a list of suggested reading for students in Pre-K - 5th grade
  • Recycling solutions
    Click below for the City of San Jose’s Summary of Resources for Educators.
Recycling Details

The Recycling Market Is In Crisis.

Click below to make sure you are doing your part by recycling right!

Water Conservation

Our truck wash is used only as needed and the water is recycled.

Click below to learn how you can conserve water too.

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