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Landfills and Transfer Stations

Published on: 7/9/2015 9:44 AM


  • Minimize your disposal costs by recycling or donating everything that you can. Many wastes are recyclable - such as most appliances and other metal items, clothing, furniture, etc. Even carpet pads are recyclable at some facilities! Be sure to sort out items that can be donated for use by others.
  • Disposal fees are based on the amount (weight) of waste, with separate charges for certain items, such as water heaters, refrigerators, mattresses, and tires.
  • Landfills DO NOT accept hazardous wastes. Call 408-299-7300 for Hazardous Waste Information in Santa Clara County or visit​ to make an appointment to properly dispose of your household hazardous waste.  
  • Securely bag and/or tie down light items to prevent windblown litter.
  • Load your vehicle and cover the load securely to prevent spillage or litter from your vehicle.
    Whenever you haul, be sure to COVER YOUR LOAD! Your cooperation in covering your load will help to reduce litter on Santa Clara County streets and highways. Failure to cover your load can lead to a $1,000 fine for littering (see requirements in CA Vehicle Code Section 23114).



Some of the facilities listed below have limitations as to whom can utilize services, call for directions, fees, hours of operation, and other information.

For More Information Please Contact:

301 Carl Road
Sunnyvale, CA
Phone: 408-752-8530 (Mountain View, Palo Alto and Sunnyvale residents only)
705 Los Esteros Road
San Jose, CA
Phone: 408-263-2385 (recyclable construction/demolition waste only)
14070 Llagas Ave
San Martin, CA
Phone: 408-683-4443
2380 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA
Phone: 650-329-2655 ( Landfill closed to the public)
3675 Pacheco Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA
Phone: 408-847-4142 (Landfill closed to the public)

Newby Island Landfill
1601 Dixon Landing Road
Milpitas, CA
Phone: 408-432-1234
Mission Trail Transfer Station
1313 Memorex Drive
Santa Clara, CA
Phone: 408-727-5365
910 Coyote Creek Golf Drive
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Phone: 408-779-2206
15999 Guadalupe Mines Road
San Jose, CA
Phone: 408-268-1666