California Waste Solutions

1005 Timothy Dr, San Jose, 95133, California, United States

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Brief Information About California Waste Solutions in California

California Waste Solutions is a material recovery facility that diverts waste from landfills/transfer station by producing cleaner recycled products. Recycling is made simple and low-cost with their dedicated dumpster service and local recycling center.

California Waste Solutions is located at 1005 Timothy Dr, San Jose, 95133, California, United States. The facility serves select cities in California. Call 408.213.7800, fax 408.392.9061 for further information.

Working hours:

  • Monday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed

California Waste Solutions Services

California Waste Solutions is a recycling center in California that provides a low-cost and sustainable solution to your recycling needs. The recycling center in California offers the following services:

  • Paper Recycling
  • Cardboard Recycling
  • Plastics Grade # 1-7recycling
  • Metals Recycling
  • Glass Recycling

Acceptable Waste for California Waste Solutions

California Waste Solutions processes several different types of waste to simplify recycling for consumers. The recycling center in California collects the following materials:

Glass

  • jam jars
  • CRV Glass bottles

Metal

  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin Cans

Paper

  • News Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Magazines
  • Office Paper

Plastic

  • #1 & # 2 Plastic
  • Mixed plastic bottles

Can I Recycle It?

Nearly all waste can be recycled, but how you recycle or dispose of it can be confusing. If you are uncertain whether you can recycle material and how to recycle it, you can check online on website provided by USA Hauling & Recycling, Inc:


For more information about recyclable materials in California Waste Solutions, you can find out by phone 408.213.7800.

The Importance of Recycling

California Waste Solutions is proud to offer local recycling center services to encourage recycling across the community. Recycling is integral for facilitating the transition to a circular economy and lowering the impact of a commodity’s lifecycle on the environment. It is an important contributor to the American economy and is vital to preserving resources and conserving the environment. The Recycling Economic Information (REI) Report 2020 identified that the recycling sector across the United States provides 757,000 jobs and $36.6 billion in wages in a single year. For every 1,000 tons of materials recycled, this translates to supporting 1.57 jobs.


Most Americans recognize the importance of recycling but are limited by the infrastructure available to them. The Draft National Recycling Strategy outlines the need for a more robust and efficient community solid waste recycling network:


You can learn more about why recycling is important in this book:


FAQ

What is a trash transfer station?

Waste transfer stations or material recycling facilities are sites where recyclable materials and waste are collected. At the stations, the waste is classified and separated to later be transferred to another area or facility for recycling, demolition, or landfill. The waste transfer stations are not just another stop for our garbage, here a fundamental process is carried out to reduce pollution by waste.

Waste transfer stations reduce waste going to landfills, preventing much hazardous chemical pollution remains from ending up in landfills, plus the transfer of waste from local collection trucks to larger vehicles, such as a train or ship, reduces significantly the cost of transportation and the environmental impact of transporting garbage.

Can cartons be recycled?

Paper is one of the easiest materials to recycle, however, for this to happen, it must be treated correctly from the beginning of the recycling chain, that is, from the consumer. The most important thing when it comes to recycling paper is that it does not contain polluting agents, since any type of food, oil, or some other residue makes it unrecyclable and can contaminate the entire batch.

Paper that is not recycled ends up in landfills and although it degrades rapidly compared to other materials since it is not reused, it increases the exploitation of forests and trees in the manufacture of the new paper.

As for cardboard boxes or cardboard in general, which is made up of several layers of paper, it is best to give it a second use whenever possible. On the other hand, failing that, keep them clean and break them so that they can be properly treated in the local recycling centers.

Where does the recycling go?

The waste that can be recycled has different destinations depending on the material in question. The waste that we deposit in the recyclable container is taken by dedicated recycling trucks to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). In these recycling centers, the waste is separated and later packed in bundles.

The waste that is not received by the recycling centers, such as plastic bags, electronic devices, or clothing (which vary in each locality and each recycling center) must be taken directly by the consumers to specific collection points so that these can be recycled.

Once separated and packaged, the recyclable materials are sent to recycling plants or processing factories that turn the waste into new products.

Recyclable waste that is not separated in the recycling container or is not taken to collection points, ends up in landfills, where, depending on its material, it can take hundreds of years to degrade or even never do so.

In the United States, only 10% of recyclable waste reaches the transformation stage, and most of it is destined for sale abroad.

What happens at a recycling center?

In the United States, there are 633 material recycling centers. In these local recycling centers, the waste we generate is stored, and that has the capacity to be recycled so that other people or companies can take advantage of it. Waste that is not recycled takes many years to decompose, which pollutes and harms the health of humans and the earth.

In this sense, recycling centers are very important in the fight against environmental pollution, since they can clean, classify and pack a total of 100,000 tons of waste per day. However, the recycling centers cannot do all the work, the waste must have a correct treatment from the consumer, who must separate and clean the waste so that it can be classified correctly in the center and later sent to factories for transformation or processors.

Why are some items that look recyclable not accepted at my recycling center?

Not all the containers we consume are recyclable, even those that may seem so, that is why sometimes the local recycling center does not accept all the waste we carry. For example, while plastic bottles are the most widely recycled plastic products, not all bottles are made from the same plastic and their acceptance varies depending on the capabilities of each local recycling center.

In addition, the recycling services can reject your waste for recycling because it is dirty or contaminated since this means that it can no longer be recycled. Another reason facilities may reject materials is because of their shape, since some objects can damage the machinery, such as hooks. Other items that you cannot deposit in the recycling centers are:

  • Syringes
  • Bowling balls
  • Aerosol cans that are not empty
  • Plastic bags
  • Batteries
  • Diapers
  • Electronics
  • Ceramics

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  • Thursday 8:00 - 6:00
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  • Sunday Closed All Day

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