Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Recycle?

Both cities we serve have determined what materials are acceptable can and cannot be recycled in their programs.

For a complete list of materials for the City of San Jose’s #RecyclePlusProgram, click here and for the City of Oakland’s #OaklandRecycles program, click here

Does CWS provide junk pick up services?

We provide junk pick up in the City of San Jose. Residents can easily submit their junk pick up request online here or call 408.213.7800.  Once processed, all pickups are scheduled within a 2 week period. 

For a complete list of acceptable items and set out instructions, click here

How should community organizations interested in building a strategic partnership connect with CWS?

Organizations with events and programs should submit a proposal to [email protected]. For more information about the type of programs and sponsors we aim to support, visit our community page.

Can organizations tour CWS facilities?

We welcome opportunities to allow organizations and schools to tour our facilities. Those interested should email [email protected]. Requests are reviewed on a case by case basis and must be made at least two weeks in advance. We cannot guarantee that all requests will be fulfilled.