Environmental Recycling Day and Shredding Event returns

Recycle old electronics, securely shred your confidential documents and more at the Cupertino Environmental Recycling and Shredding Event starting April 13 at De Anza College, parking lot A.

This event is the second of four to take place this year, with two more events set for Aug. 17 and Nov. 9.

The free drive-through, drop-off service is offered to Cupertino residents “to encourage extended use of products and to prevent valuable resources from being sent to the landfill,” the city said.

Here is the list of acceptable materials:

  • Confidential documents for shredding – two box limit
  • Yard Waste (processed for compost)
  • Reusable furniture, clothing and shoes (for donation; NO dirty, broken, stained or torn furniture)
  • Children’s plastic toys and play structures (for recycling)
  • U-Waste (batteries, cell phones, compact fluorescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes)
  • E-Waste (computers, monitors and printers, etc.)
  • Kitchen Appliances that do not contain Freon (acceptable items: washer, dryers, non freon refrigerators, microwaves, toasters)
  • Limit of 2-cubic yards (one pick-up-truck load) of construction debris, untreated wood, dirt, rock, and concrete.

Unacceptable Materials 

  • No products containing toxic chemicals: (paints, pesticides, fertilizers)
  • No painted or treated wood
  • No Mattresses; and no furniture that is broken, torn, stained or dirty
  • No Kitchen Appliances that contain Freon

For more information about the event, click here.