Clean Up Day

The Clean Up Day service provides you with curbside collection of bulky items, excess recyclables and yard trimmings, and other items. It is available for both Palo Alto residents and businesses.

Resident in Single-Family Home

The Clean Up Day service expanded in September 2019. It is now more frequent, on pre-scheduled dates, and takes additional items. 

Program Details & Dates

Visit GreenWaste of Palo Alto's Clean Up Day webpage or call (650) 493-4894 for:

  • The date of your next Clean Up Day (you'll need your utility account number)
  • Detailed information about what is accepted and how to set it out for collection


What's New

  • Two Clean Up Days each year.
  • Clean Up Days are now on pre-scheduled dates.
  • Reuse emphasis - The new program includes the collection of unbroken, reusable items. GreenWaste of Palo Alto has partnered with reuse organizations and non-profits to find new homes for reusable items in good condition, such as furniture and textiles.


Items out for Clean Up Day collection  

Resident in Multi-Unit Complex

Residents in multi-unit complexes (without individual City refuse bills) should contact their property manager to schedule a Clean Up Day for their complex.

Business or Residential Multi-Unit Complex Manager

Please contact GreenWaste of Palo Alto at or (650) 493-4894 for more information.