Specialty Solid Waste & Recycling is based exclusively in California's San Francisco Bay Area and dates back to 1914 through its affiliate, South San Francisco Scavenger, which began operating when refuse was collected using horses and carts. Independently owned and operated, Specialty partners collectively embody generations of solid waste and recycling experience. The recent trend toward environmental conservation through recycling is but a return to the very roots of Specialty. Recycling waste, or "scavenging" as it was often called in the early years, was being performed under the direction of individuals linked to the current Specialty team more than 50 years prior to the advent of compaction collection vehicles in the 1950's - which nearly eliminated recycling efforts for approximately 30 years.

Specialty Solid Waste & Recycling is proud to serve the residents and businesses of the City of Sunnyvale. We take great pride in the Sunnyvale community where we work.

Specialty Solid Waste & Recycling is committed to strengthening our awareness of the ecological conditions, along with the responsibilities placed upon us as stewards of the environment while providing high quality solid waste and recycling collection services.