San Martin Transfer Station

San Martin Transfer Station

Drop - Off Information

Address & Phone

  • 14070 Llagas Ave.
  • San Martin, CA
  • (408) 842-3358


  • Monday - Saturday, 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
  • Closed on Sundays

Examples of the materials we accept for a fee:

  • Appliances and furniture
  • Brush and yard waste (Not accepted in plastic bags or mixed in with garbage.)
  • Construction and demolition debris - no dirt, rock, concrete, brick
  • Regular household garbage
  • Wood

Examples of the materials we accept at no charge:

  • Aluminum and tin cans
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Mixed paper
  • Plastic containers marked #1 - #7 on the bottom

We do not accept the following materials in the recycling containers:

  • Garbage
  • Hazardous waste
  • Plastic bags (Take plastic grocery bags to your local grocery store for recycling.)
  • Styrofoam

Do not leave recyclables in plastic bags.
Please be sure to separate your recyclable items when you drop them off.

What Happens After I Drop Off My Recyclable Material?

After garbage is dropped off at the San Martin Transfer Station, it is transported to a landfill. Recyclables such as paper, cardboard, cans, bottles, and metal are sent to a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). This facility sorts, bales, and then sells the material so it can be recycled and made into new products. Clean yard waste is transported to South Valley Organics, a compost facility located at Pacheco Pass Landfill. This facility processes yard waste into compost.