About Us

GreenWaste of Palo Alto

GreenWaste is a locally based and privately owned company dedicated to the development of innovative and cost-effective solutions to address the everyday environmental challenges related to solid waste. We are pleased to be the service provider for residents and businesses in the City of Palo Alto to collect recyclables, compostables and garbage from all customers.

We bring our unique suite of expertise and facilities to collect and process materials discarded by residents and businesses in Palo Alto and we utilize these facilities to process all recyclable materials and compostables collected in the City. Together with our sister company, Zanker Road Resource Management, Ltd., we own and operate multiple complimentary processing facilities: a state-of-the-art Material Recovery Facility - the first of its kind facility where recyclable materials and solid waste are processed side-by-side; Zanker Materials Processing Facility - a national leader in construction and demolition diversion, Z-Best Composting in Gilroy - where yard trimmings and food waste are transformed into nutrient rich soil amendments; and Zero Waste Energy Development Company's Dry Fermentation Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Facility in San Jose - this facility processes and recovers energy from source separated food waste, creating two products: biogas containing methane and compost.

Zero Waste in Palo Alto

The City of Palo Alto is committed to becoming a Zero Waste community by 2021. GreenWaste of Palo Alto is honored to provide collection and processing services in Palo Alto to help meet that commitment. We are dedicated to you, our customers, and we want to help you make a difference in your community. In partnership with residents, businesses and the City of Palo Alto, we are confident that we can work together to achieve the City's Zero waste goals.

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