Cupertino to host Environmental Recycling and Shredding day

Courtesy of City of Cupertino Facebook page

Cupertino will host another environmental recycling and shredding day on Saturday August 20. 

The event offers free drive-through and drop-off service from 8 a.m. to noon at De Anza College Campus Parking Lot A, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. 

This will be the third of four recycling and shredding days the city scheduled for 2022, with the aim of preventing valuable resources from being sent to the landfill. The fourth event will occur at the same time and location on Nov. 19.

To take advantage of this service, residents must bring their ID to verify their Cupertino residency and be ready to unload their own materials.

Acceptable materials:

  • Confidential documents for shredding – three box limit
  • Yard Waste (processed for compost)
  • 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)
  • Construction debris (Limit of 2-cubic yards (one pick-up-truck load) of construction debris, untreated wood, dirt, rock, and concrete)
  • Reusable/donatable items such as clothes or shoes. ITEMS MUST BE IN GOOD CONDITION. Broken, disassembled, stained, heavily scratched, or otherwise undesirable items may be refused for drop-off.

Unacceptable Materials:

  • No products containing toxic chemicals (paints, pesticides, fertilizers)
  • No painted or treated wood 
  • No mattresses
  • No kitchen appliances that contain freon
  • No items that are broken, disassembled, or not in good enough condition to donate. 

More details on the event are available here.