Clean Up Day
The Clean Up Day Service is available to help you properly dispose of unwanted items.
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.
COVID-19 has resulted in most donation organizations closing or restricting items they accept. To reflect these changes, the only items currently accepted for reuse in the Clean Up Day program are:
- Clothing and Textiles
- CDs/DVDs (only commercial recordings in original cases and in resale condition; no personal recordings)
Furniture, kitchenware and generic household items may still be set out, but will be recycled instead of reused
To contact reuse organizations for current list of acceptable donation items, please visit RecycleWhere.
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Who are you?
Resident in Single-Family Home or with Individual Refuse Service - You don't share refuse service with anyone.
Resident in Multi-Unit Complex - You share refuse service with your neighbors.
Business or Multi-Unit Complex Manager
The Clean Up Day service is expanding starting September 2019! It will be more frequent, will be on pre-scheduled dates, and will take additional items. The current, appointment-based program ends July 31.
The Clean Up Day service provides you with curbside collection of bulky items, excess recyclables and yard trimmings, and other items. Starting in September 2019 it will be more frequent and will take additional items.
- 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.
Detailed information is available on GreenWaste of Palo Alto’s website:
For service details and to find the date of your next Clean Up Day, visit www.greenwasteofpaloalto.com/CleanUpDay or call GreenWaste Customer Service at (650) 493-4894.
Residents in multi-unit complexes (without individual City refuse bills) should contact their property manager to schedule a Clean Up Day for their complex.
Please contact GreenWaste of Palo Alto at email@example.com or (650) 493-4894 for more information.