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Recycling and Garbage Enforcement
An unlabeled debris box
Unlabeled bin: possibly unauthorized hauling
Report Improper Recycling and Garbage Management
We enforce the San José Municipal Code and oversee recycling and garbage hauling activities to protect public health and safety and minimize service rates. Learn more about haulers authorized to provide service in San José.

Email  or call (408) 535-8550 to report the following incidents:
  • No solid waste pickup service at a business or residence
  • Unauthorized hauling activities
  • Evidence of illegal dumping on public or private property
  • Overflowing bins and improper storage of recyclables and garbage
  • Early set-out of recycling bins, yard trimmings bins, and garbage bins
  • Improper storage of recycling and garbage bins

An overflowing debris box.
Improper storage of recyclables and garbage
Other Concerns
Issue(s) Phone Number Online Form
 Illegal Dumping Cleanup  (408) 535-3500  MySanJose
Storm Drain/ Gutter Dumping (408) 945-3000 Storm Drain
Dumping Complaint
Street or sidewalk obstructions 7 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays:
(408) 794-1900
All other times:
(408) 277-8956
Road Maintenance Requests
Other code violations, including blighted properties, unsecured vacant buildings, and early setout of loose yard trimming  (408) 535-7770 Code Enforcement Service Request

Please email with questions regarding our enforcement program