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Recycling & Waste Reduction Division

The County of Santa Clara Recycling and Waste Reduction Division (RWRD) administers the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program and Integrated Waste Management (IWM) Program. The HHW Program provides FREE drop-off of household hazardous waste through temporary events and a permanent facility for all cities in the County (except Palo Alto, which has its own program). IWM serves as Administrator, Fiscal and Contracting Agent for the Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Implementation Committee (IC), Subcommittees on behalf of the Cities within Santa Clara County. IWM also oversees a variety of Countywide Programs as listed below and manages residential and commercial garbage and recycling contracts for Unincorporated Santa Clara County. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Programs
Whatever Moves You... Recycle Right!
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Santa Clara County Recycling Campaign
Whatever Moves You... Recycle Right!
In Santa Clara County, all kinds of people come together to create a dynamic community. We may express our interests and talents differently, but we all have a common need— a healthy environment. To find out how to Recycle Right where you live, work or play, click here!
Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County
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Santa Clara County Program
Recycling and Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County
The Recycling & Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County provides leadership for countywide planning and works to assure the success of countywide cooperative programs to reduce, reuse, and recycle materials that otherwise would be disposed of in landfills.
Household Hazardous Waste Program
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Santa Clara County Program
Household Hazardous Waste Program
The County of Santa Clara Household Hazardous Waste Program operates a FREE drop-off service for residents to dispose of their unwanted household products such as paint, batteries, bulbs, pesticides, household cleaners and automotive fluids. Visit HHW.org or call 408-299-7300 for an appointment.
Safe Meds Disposal
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Santa Clara County Program
Safe Meds Disposal
The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors adopted a Safe Drug Disposal ordinance in 2015. Find out where to safely disposed of your unwanted medication at sccmeds.org.
Green Business Program
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Santa Clara County Program
Green Business Program
The Santa Clara County Green Business Program, part of the California Green Business Network, certifies businesses that have adopted environmentally sound practices into their business operations and maintain environmental compliance standards.
Center for the Development of Recycling
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Affiliated Program
Center for the Development of Recycling
Need to find a home for that outdated washing machine? Visit RecycleStuff.org or call 408-924-5453 or 800-553-8414 to learn how it - and pretty much everything else - can be donated, reused or recycled.
Composting Education Program
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Affiliated Program
Composting Education Program
Learn how to compost your food scraps at home! Free workshops take place from the spring through fall. Learn where to purchase finished compost, where to get worms or how to compost at your school!
South Bay Green Gardens
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Affiliated Program
South Bay Green Gardens
A One-stop Sustainable Tool Shed for all Your Garden Needs! Learn about Water Wise Gardens, browse Garden Inspiration Galleries and Landscape Designs and find natural ways to manage pests without using toxic chemicals.

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