GreenWaste Recovery, Inc.

GreenWaste Recovery Inc. | Founded in 1991, GreenWaste has consistently and sustainably expanded its operations throughout Silicon Valley and the Central Coast of California to provide innovative residential and commercial garbage, recycling and compostables collection and processing services.

Collection Services | Since its inception, GreenWaste has provided yard trimmings collection services to the City of San Jose and is the current hauler for:

  • County - South Santa Clara, Santa Cruz 
  • City - Capitola, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Pacific Grove, Palo Alto, Sand City, Scotts Valley and Seaside
  • Town - Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley and Woodside
  • District - Burbank Sanitary District, Pebble Beach Community Service District

GreenWaste currently operates a fleet of approximately 250+ collection vehicles and is transitioning to collection vehicles fueled by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) for new fleets and as the useful life of existing vehicles expires and are replaced.

Material Processing | GreenWaste began offering resource recovery services to the City of San Jose in 1993 and by 1999 had built the first Material Processing Facility (MRF) specifically designed to process recyclable materials, yard trimmings and construction & demolition debris (C&D). In 2008, GreenWaste completed construction of a new state-of-the-art MRF and transfer station, expanding its processing line for recyclable materials and incorporating a new processing line for MSW. In 2015, already recognized as one of the most innovative processing facilities in the world, GreenWaste once again updated the MRF expanding the MSW and recyclables materials processing lines, separating them out into separate buildings. The recyclables processing line now consistently processing 45 tons per hour at a 97% diversion rate from landfills, while the MSW line processes 45 tons per hour of garbage that was previously destine to be buried in landfills. In addition to the more than 1/3 of the power needed to operate the MRF is derived from the sun through nearly 80,000 square feet of solar panels.

For more information please visit the GreenWaste website.