Program Details 

Mission Trail Waste System is proud to provide trash and green waste (Clean Green) collection services to Santa Clara residents!

Mission Trail offers Santa Clara residents one free cart cleaning per year. Call us to learn more about cart cleaning, as well as other special programs available to Santa Clara residents.

Mission Trail representatives are available to make suggestions regarding how to reduce waste and ensure that appropriate collection service is arranged. Helpful training materials are also provided.

What Goes In The Trash?

Waste Guide (English, Spanish & Mandarin)

Mission Trail collects trash and green waste using trucks fueled by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and run on a two-pass system. Your trash and green waste carts are therefore serviced at different times of the day.

Garbage goes in the black cart, yard trimmings go in the green cart.

Securely wrap or bag loose materials like cool ashes, sawdust, and pet waste before placing in the trash cart. This will prevent them from littering your neighborhood when carts are serviced.

Hazardous waste is not allowed in any cart.

All carts must be at the curb by 7am on collection day to assure service. Please place them in the gutter with wheels against the curb, at least 3 feet away from each other and from other obstacles such as parked cars, trees and low-hanging branches, fire hydrants, etc. Do not overload carts or wedge materials inside. Lids must fully close.

After carts have been emptied, return them to the backyard, side yard, or designated storage location until next collection day.