Garbage and Recycling in the City of Saratoga
West Valley Collection & Recycling (WVC&R) is the City of Saratoga's waste and recycling hauler. If you have any questions about your WVC&R service, or about your bill, please contact WVC&R customer service at (408) 283-9250. Information is also available on the WVC&R website.
Need help figuring out what goes in recycling, yard waste, or the garbage bins? Visit the WVC&R website for additional information:
Exclusive Franchise Agreement with WVC&R
WVC&R has an exclusive franchise agreement in the City of Saratoga for collection of recycling, green waste, and garbage means that WVC&R is the only waste hauler authorized to serve the City of Saratoga. Residents, contractors, and businesses in the City may haul their own waste, but they cannot hire a hauler other than WVC&R to pick up waste (garbage or recycling) from any location within Saratoga City Limits. Debris boxes for cleanups or construction projects may be obtained through WVC&R by calling (408) 283-9250.
Garbage collection in Saratoga, as well as Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and Campbell, is managed by the West Valley Solid Waste Management Authority. The Authority was established in 1997 to oversee collection of solid waste and recycling in the West Valley cities. By forming the Authority, the four cities could work together to share responsibility for managing garbage services while also taking advantage of economies of scale and thereby keep garbage rates in the West Valley cities low. In December 2013, the Authority Board approved an amended agreement with WVC&R to extend the agreement for another 10 years.Hazardous Waste
Hazardous waste cannot be placed in WVC&R collection bins for curbside pickup. The County of Santa Clara operates a free residential Household Hazardous Waste Program. For more information: www.hhw.org