Knowing what materials can go into your recycle and compost containers can be confusing.
This page gives you tools you need to know what materials can be recycled and composted.
For more information you can view our FAQ’s and you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (650) 496-5910.
Waste Sorting In Palo Alto Schools - while this video was made for schools, the information works for everyone in Palo Alto
Waste Sorting In Palo Alto Businesses- a Palo Alto business gets a visitor from the future in this fun What Goes Where sorting video.
What goes in my green cart?
What goes in my blue cart?
Should I rinse recyclables?
Recycling Plastics - What is accepted?
Recycling Film Plastics
Products made from multiple materials
Play our fun online game to figure out What Goes Where!
Recycling and composting is required in Palo Alto. If you need assistance starting or improving your recycling and/or composting program, contact:
GreenWaste of Palo Alto
GreenWaste will help you:
- Establish service levels, conduct site visits and waste audits
- Provide on-site training, posters, stickers, and other materials
- Plan for special events
For more information about the Recycling and Composting Ordinance and tips from other Palo Alto businesses for recycling and composting success, visit our Recycling and Composting Ordinance webpage.
Zero Waste Facilitators
Zero Waste Facilitators can help you comply with the City’s Recycling and Composting Ordinance. They may also be able to help you lower your refuse costs. Visit our Zero Waste Facilitators page
to learn more.
Container vendor list - A list of vendors that sell recycle and compost containers