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As one of the nation's premier recycling companies, Republic Services has taken our commitment to environmental sustainability to the next level at the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park (NIRRP), located in San Jose, CA. The NIRRP is considered a one-stop shop with a recycling facility capable of sorting thousands of tons of mixed wet and dry materials, an onsite clean natural gas fueling station and many other sustainable features. Our customers only need to come to one place to meet all their waste, recycling and collection needs.

By 2015, solar and wind power sources will be implemented and operational at the NIRRP, further proving our environmental commitment to the communities we serve.

With the strength of the NIRRP and the dedication of every Republic Services employee, we make it our responsibility to lead the way in protecting the environment and close the loop each and every day.

Features of the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park Recyclery

The Recyclery at Newby Island is the most advanced recycling facility in the world with the ability to process (sort) more material per hour and recover very high percentages of recyclables. The system in place consists of four processing lines designed to process 400,000 tons per year. This processing system allows Republic to sort through wet and dry trash, organics and recyclables to divert as much material as possible from the landfill.

Schedule a Tour

Republic offers tours to our San Jose business customers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month beginning at 1:30 p.m. Tours last approximately one hour and we can accommodate a maximum of 10 people per tour. Please contact 408-586-2260 for more information and to schedule a tour date.

Organics Facility

Republic's state-of-the-art organics recycling program delivers the most environmentally responsible, efficient and cost-effective organics recycling services to our customers. We turn yard and food waste scraps into nutrient rich, certified organic compost that is used by local businesses, residents, school districts and parks.

Currently the Newby Island Organics Facility markets more than 100,000 cubic yards of compost, mulch and wood chips each year. Sales of our trademark Super Humus Compost are extensive, reaching as far north as Sacramento and Cloverdale and as far south as Salinas and Carmel. With an extensive list of customers throughout northern California the facility has grown from 216 tons per day in 1988 to an average of 625 tons per day currently.

Foam Recycling Drop-off

Republic Services now offers foam recycling drop-off at the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park! It's easy, it's free and, best of all, it's good for the environment. Follow the simple guidelines below and call us at (408) 432-1234 with questions.

  • Make sure your foam has the PS 6 (Polystyrene) symbol shown at right.
  • Please place foam in clear, sealed bags.
  • Place packaging foam and food service containers in separate bags.
  • Food service containers MUST be clean and rinsed.
  • No straws, lids, plastic wrap or trash.
  • No packaging peanuts.
    Call 800-828-2214 or go to for drop-off sites.
  • No foam insulation.
Newby Island Resource Recovery Park
1601 Dixon Landing Road
Milpitas, CA 95035

Inside the Recovery Park, please follow signs to the Recyclery Scale. The scale house operator will direct you to the foam recycling drop-off containers.

Foam Drop-off Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Onsite Gas-to-Energy Facility

The NIRRP contains an onsite gas-to-energy facility that provides clean fuel to operate the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plan. It also generates enough clean energy to power over 3,000 homes by capturing landfill gas and converting it into green energy.

Landfill gas is created when organic waste in landfills decomposes, producing methane - the primary ingredient in natural gas and a greenhouse gas. The landfill gas-to-energy plant captures the methane and turns it into electricity for use by residential and business customers. Converting landfill gas to energy prevents the release of greenhouse gases and creates electricity from a renewable, affordable source - reducing the need for power created from fossil fuels.

Construction & Demolition (C&D) Facility

Found near the rear of the NIRRP property, Republic operates a C&D material processing facility able to divert approximately 90 percent of C&D material from the landfill. Materials like concrete, asphalt, drywall, wood and scrap metals are all mined out for reuse.

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Fueling Station & CNG Collection Trucks

Republic's Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station is scheduled to be operational at the NIRRP by July 2012 and will serve to fuel our fleet of 60 trucks. This innovative approach to fueling Republic's collection and service vehicle fleet offers an effective alternative to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Not only does CNG fuel provide 65 percent less emissions than "clean diesel" trucks, it also contributes up to an 80 percent reduction in noise pollution.

Disposal Facility

The Newby Island landfill opened in 1938 and with the number of diversion practices in place, Republic expects the landfill to remain available for many more years. This disposal site accepts industrial wastes, grit, screenings, wastewater treatment sludge, contaminated soils, clean soils and municipal solid waste.

The NIRRP landfill footprint is a total of 342 acres and is permitted to accept up to 4,000 tons of municipal solid waste per day.

Newby Island Landfill & Processing Facility Rates

Effective September 1, 2013 

(minimum 1 yard)
​TRASH ​$42.00
​CST 2
Clean C & D loads, mixed loads of roofing,drywall, etc. with no trash
Uncontaminated, no large roots or concrete
No dirt, wire, or rebar, smaller than one foot square (No dirt, wire, or rebar)
No dirt, wire or rebar, smaller than two foot square (No dirt, wire, or rebar)
Greater than three foot square (some dirt, wire, or rebar)
100% Grindings
​Inquire for rate
Includes mixed materials: sands, brick, cinder block, etc.
Includes hard to handle materials: cable, fencing, timber, poles, large sheets, and rolls of material, sofas, large furniture, mattresses, etc.
Greater than 3 ft
​Based on
visual inspection

Newby Island does not accept hazardous materials.

Yardage prices are based on the maximum capacity of the vehicle or load, whichever is greater. All open loads must be tarped.

Volume discounts are available: Please call 925-458-9800 ext. 17 for information.

For information on special wastes (contaminated soil, sludge, biosolids, etc.) please contact Special Waste Department at 800-204-4242.
​Items requiring special handling ​Cost per item
​CAR TIRE ​$19.00*
TRUCK TIRE​ ​$33.00*
(Mattress and boxspring combo)
​*Plus yardage charge from above
Price for special handling loads or hard to handle material will be determined by on-site visual inpection only

Environmental fee of $13.50 and fuel recovery fee is charged on all loads.

​Hours of Operation for Public Disposal Payment Types Accepted
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Saturday
Closed Sunday
​American Express
​ATM (with Visa or MC logo)
Pricing subject to change without prior notice.

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