The Mountain View Recycling Center is located at 935 Terra Bella Avenue (cross-streets Shoreline Blvd. near Highway 101). This pilot started in February 2019 and is ongoing. The pilot was developed to give other residents, who are not in the multi-family collection pilot, an opportunity to compost food scraps and food-soiled paper.
We ask you to register to participate so that we can contact you if quality control issues arise and to get your feedback about the pilot. Food scraps processing is expensive and quality control is important. We all want the pilot to succeed!
WE WILL CONTACT YOU TO CONFIRM your participation and provide further direction. The pilot starts Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
This pilot at the recycling center is only available to RESIDENTS who live in apartments and multi-family complexes subscribed to SHARED TRASH (large gray metal dumpsters) and shared recycling carts.
This pilot is different than the one underway at a handful of multi-family complexes where food scraps are collected at the complex. Please do NOT use your complex's yard trimmings carts for food scraps. If your complex is not currently in the multi-family pilot, it is because we have enough places already registered. This pilot at the recycling center is to help those who wish to compost food scraps but don't have a program where they live.
HOW IT WORKS - IMPORTANT - MUST READ
After you register, you may pick up a complimentary kitchen countertop pail and a starter supply of compostable bags at the Mountain View Recycle Center. Use only compostable bags to line your pail. No milk cartons, ice cream cartons, plastic bags or vegetable bags because they don't break down. You may bring up to one week's worth of food scraps in compostable bags to the recycling center when an attendant is present, TUESDAY-SATURDAY from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The reason we ask you to use compostable bags only is because they biodegrade but have enough strength to contain any drips that might dirty your car or sidewalks during transport. Plastic bags are not accepted, and paper bags will drip.
HOW TO SIGN UP - IMPORTANT - REQUIRED
Fill out the form below to register. We will email or mail the instructional flyer and list of stores carrying certified biodegradable compostable bags. It is really important that you read the instructions and learn "What Goes Where" before you start this special pilot at the recycling center. Food scraps processing is expensive, and quality control is important.
Again, we want this program to succeed! We ask that you register to participate as part of the pilot so we may provide messages about quality control as needed and get your feedback.
City of Mountain View Zero Waste & Recycling (650) 903-6311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.