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Annual Cleanup Campaign

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Santa Clara's Annual Cleanup Campaign
has been rescheduled for
August 10 - September 4, 2020

City staff would like to thank Santa Clara residents for their patience and understanding as staff worked to reschedule this popular service amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This is your opportunity to set out bulky items not routinely collected by weekly garbage, Clean Green and recycling collection services. Look up your service week using our interactive map, MapSantaClara. Enter your address in the Search box and press return/enter. Information about your cleanup campaign service week will appear on the left-hand side of the page. 

The Cleanup Campaign is a service for the residents of the City of Santa Clara, NOT for people from other communities, contractors or businesses.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available. Questions? Contact the Department of Public Works at 408-615-3080 or by email at

2020 Cleanup Campaign Dates
August 10 - September 4, 2020


 Set-out Instructions

  • Place materials on public streets at least 3 feet from any obstructions such as fire hydrants, fences, poles, cars, trees, bushes or walls. 
  • Place materials in the gutter in front of your home no earlier than the Saturday prior to your assigned collection week, and no later than 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your designated collection week. Early set-outs are subject to a $150 fine. Late set-outs will be collected for a fee of $25 per cubic yard. 
  • Materials must be placed in the street, by the curb, in front of the house where the materials are generated (if a private street, materials must be placed on nearest public street). Placing materials in front of a neighbor’s house will be deemed illegal dumping.
  • Be courteous to other residents; Do not place piles in alleys, private streets, bike lanes, or against fences, retaining walls, hydrants, or landscaping. Sidewalks must remain clear of obstructions at all times. 
  • Do not place piles in front of curbs painted red for “No Parking,” as large piles can obstruct the view of motorists pulling out of driveways.
  • If you witness illegal dumping, get the driver and vehicle description, and vehicle license number and call 408-615-3080 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) or 408-615-5580 (after 4:00 p.m. and weekends).
  • Do not trim or remove City street trees. This is a violation of City Code 12.35.020 and subject to a $1,000 fine and all associated replacement costs. Call 408-615-3080 for information.
  • Violation notices will be left at homes where materials have been improperly set out. If you have questions about what can be set out or need assistance in determining which collection area you live in, please contact the Street Department at 408-615-3080.
  • Reminder: Many items that are placed out each year can be reused or recycled. For information, please call the Center for the Development of Recycling at or call them at 1-800-533-8414.

Accepted Materials:

  • Only set out materials generated from your home and place only in front of your address.
  • Bulky items such as old furniture, carpets, mattresses, toilets, foam packaging, etc.
  • Appliances, tires, e-waste (anything that requires a plug or battery to operate), fencing, branches and brush (no longer than 6 feet in length). Separate each of these materials for special collection.
  • All concrete, asphalt, dirt, brick, rocks, drywall and/or sawdust MUST be set out in a heavy duty bulk bag no larger than 1 cubic yard to prevent potential stormwater runoff pollution. Bulk bags can be purchased at a retailer of your choice or by ordering over the phone with Municipal Utility Services at 408-615-2300. Each bag is available for $22.24. Due to the City Hall closure, Public Works staff will make contact to schedule an appointment for picking up the purchased debris bag(s) for use during the campaign. Failure to use a bulk bag for these items is subject to a $150 fine. A total of 1 cubic yard of bagged debris will be picked up at no charge. Additional bagged cubic yards will be assessed at $25/cubic yard.

Do not set out:

  • Recyclable materials. Use the weekly curbside recycling collection for these items.
  • Contractor generated landscape or construction/demolition debris
  • Motor oil and filters may be recycled by single family homes curbside. Label container with motor oil and tape the lid down. Place used oil filters in a leak-proof plastic bag. Place near your recycling cart on your regular collection day.
  • Household hazardous waste such as paint, chemicals, automotive fluids, solvents, fertilizers, cleaning products, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), or sharps. Illegal set out of hazardous materials is subject to a $500 fine. Visit to schedule a FREE drop-off appointment or call the County Household Hazardous Waste Program at 408-299-7300.
  • Salvageable items that could be reused or recycled.  Instead, visit or call 1-800-533-8414 for more information.
  • Ammunition and explosives.  For safe disposal, call the Santa Clara Police Department at 408-615-5580.
  • Medications.  Safely dispose of expired or unwanted medications at the MED-Project kiosks located throughout the City.  For additional information and a list of locations, visit
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