Multifamily Garbage Collection

Sunnyvale residents who live in multi-family units receive weekly garbage collection.

We Provide:

1-6 Cubic Yard Bins

(call for available sizes)

My garbage wasn’t collected! What happened?

See the reasons below. If pickup isn’t possible, we’ll leave a tag on your cart explaining why not. To understand more, call (408) 565-9900 or visit How to Get Rid of Anything.

  • Cart overfilled, lid won’t close.
  • The cart wasn’t at the curb by 7 am.
  • There wasn’t a prepaid tag on the extra bag.
  • Cart too heavy/overfilled.
  • Driver might have tagged.
  • Driver could still be out on route (6pm).
  • Bin wasn’t accessible.
  • Bin was overfilled.
  • Garbage was spilled on the ground.
  • It contained prohibited materials (auto parts, tires, hazardous or e-waste.)

What are prohibited materials?

See list below for items we cannot pickup in your cart. If you need to dispose of any of the prohibited materials below, refer to HHW or call the Sunnyvale Recycling center (SMaRT Station®) at (408) 299-7300.

  • Computer monitors and televisions (cathode ray tubes)
  • Fluorescent light bulbs or tubes
  • Hazardous materials or products
  • Caustic, corrosive or toxic chemicals
  • Paints and other liquids
  • Tires
  • Auto parts
  • Dirt or sod
  • “Sharps” like needles or syringes

Needles, Syringes & Lancets – Sharps:

Properly disposing of your used sharps will help protect your garbage hauler and the environment. Please remember, all sharps must be in an approved sharps container. Do not throw them in the trash!
Place home-generated, used sharps in an approved sharps container. You may purchase a biohazard sharps container at a pharmacy or ask a doctor if they offer a container. If you buy sharps online, request a mail-back kit for used sharps.