Pickup of garbage, yard trimmings, and recyclables occurs on most holidays, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

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Specialty Solid Waste & Recycling joined Sustainable Silicon Valley in 2005. Our goal is to reduce our carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 20% by the year 2010. We are currently at 22% and have recently installed waterless urinals, timers on our lights, motion detector lights, and Low-E windows with argon gas. We have 37 trucks operating on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and the remainder of our diesel fleet operates on 20% bio fuel.