San Jose Trash Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Maps)

We’re here to help you find the San Jose trash pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of San Jose is in California with Sacramento and Dublin to the north east, Clovis to the south, Sunnyvale and San Francisco to the northwest.

If there’s a change to your normal trash collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

San Jose Trash Collection Calendar 2023

For normal trash collections schedules, visit: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/environment/recycling-garbage/residents/residential-services-lookup

Trash Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

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.

San Jose Trash Collection Map

San Jose Trash pickup schedule

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/environment/recycling-garbage/junk-pickup

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

San José residents can schedule free appointments to have large items (such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, tires, and more) picked up curbside. 

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Construction and demolition debris.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in San Jose and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/environment/recycling-garbage

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in San Jose?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/environment/recycling-garbage/junk-pickup

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.sanjoseca.gov/your-government/environment/recycling-garbage/residents/residential-services-lookup

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 6 a.m. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the San Jose Public Works Department?

200 E. Santa Clara St.
1st Floor Tower
San José, CA 95113

Phone: (408) 535-3500

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