Garbage Disposal Locations

Recology South Valley operates the San Martin Transfer Station that accepts and transfers waste and recyclables from unincorporated residents in South county. The San Martin Transfer Station is located at 14070 Llagas Avenue in San Martin. The Transfer Station is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon, and is closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Free Recyclables
There is no charge to drop-off the following recyclables (please have them separated):
  • Aluminum and tin cans
  • Aseptics (milk cartons and juice boxes)
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Mixed paper
  • Motor Oil and Oil Filters (3 gallon limit)
  • Newspaper
  • Plastic containers marked #1 through #7 on the bottom
Unacceptable Materials at the Transfer Station
The following materials are not acceptable in the recycling containers at the Transfer Station:
  • No trash or garbage
  • No plastic bags (take plastic grocery bags to your local grocery store for recycling)
For more information regarding the San Martin Transfer Station call 408-842-3358.

Recycling Process
Your recyclables are sent from San Martin to a material recovery facility (MRF), the Recyclery, which is operated by BFI Waste Systems and is located in San Jose. The Recyclery removes contaminants from the recyclables (such as dirty paper from the newspaper) and bales the recyclables for transportation to the market. Your efforts really help!