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Electric Refuse Truck Paves Way for Another Palo Alto First

October 29, 2017

Another “first” for Palo Alto as it gets ready to roll out the Bay Area’s first all-electric refuse collection truck.

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Holiday Waste Collection Schedule

October 26, 2017

Your recycle, compost, and garbage collection day will change during the holidays. If your regular collection day falls on or after the holiday, your collection day will be moved to the next day.

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2018 Document Shredding Events

November 9, 2017
Shredding events will be held at the SMaRT Station in Sunnyvale.
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Welcome to Zero Waste Palo Alto

Zero Waste Palo Alto’s mission is to help the community reach its Zero Waste goal of virtually eliminating waste being burned or buried. Zero Waste goes beyond recycling – it’s a systems approach that first seeks to eliminate waste wherever possible, and then manages discards through reuse and recycling.

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Collection Services Questions

GreenWaste of Palo Alto is our contracted hauler and processor. Please contact them directly for:

  • Missed pick ups
  • Service change requests
  • Broken carts
  • Scheduling Clean Up Day

Contact GreenWaste of Palo Alto 
(650) 493-4894

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