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Faculty and Staff Fall and Spring Clean-up Events


The 2019 Spring Clean-Up Date is Saturday, April 13, 2019!


The Fall and Spring Curbside Clean-Up events offer an opportunity for our customers to clean out their house, garage, and yard. The Fall Clean-Up is usually in late October / early November, and the Spring Clean-Up is usually in March or April. Contact PSSI for exact dates.

Guidelines for Participation

  • Collection begins at 7 am, please set materials out the night before.

  • All material must be bagged, tied, boxed, or bundled, weigh less than 30 pounds per unit, and be placed on the curb or alleyway.

  • Large bulky items are accepted with the restrictions below:

    • Tree limbs, prunings, wood, and lumber should be cut into 4 foot maximum lengths.

    • Refrigerators are accepted during the Clean-Up but we charge a separate fee to remove the oil and freon.  Please call the office before the Clean-Up to order a pick-up of your refrigerator/freezer.

    • Computer monitors and televisions and other items containing Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) have been deemed hazardous waste by the California's Department of Toxic Substance Control because of the 5-7 pounds of lead and other metal contained inside. We will be collecting them for free during the clean-up, but only if your name and address are on the item (a requirement by the State).

Cannot Accept

  • No dirt, rock, cement, or similar materials, or automobile parts.

  • No hazardous, universal, or toxic materials including paint, fluorescent tubes or bulbs, thermostats, and batteries. See the Faculty Staff Residential Universal Waste Program for information on how to properly dispose some of these items.

  • The Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program can help you properly dispose of your home chemicals and toxics. Visit their webpage at or call (408) 299-7300.

  • Chemicals accepted by the Household Hazardous Waste Program fall into one of six hazard categories:

    • Flammables include paints, dry or wet, petroleum based products, and polishes

    • Corrosives include acids, bases batteries, and drain clog remover

    • Toxics include poisons, pesticides, gardening chemicals, ammonia, and solvents

    • Oxidizers include pool chemicals, hydrogen peroxide, iodine and perchlorates

    • Miscellaneous includes propane, helium, small oxygen tanks, smoke detectors

    • Biohazardous includs medical waste, prescription drugs, used sharps, including syringes, needles, and lancets

Reusable Items

Here are some ways to pass along reusable items:

If you have any questions regarding the Clean-up, please call us at (650) 321-4236 or email us, Monday through Friday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm.