Starting last month, residents have had the opportunity to request FREE curbside large item pickups. Single family homes are allowed up to TWO three-item pickups (total of 6 items) and multi- family homes are allowed unlimited curbside pickups! This is the perfect opportunity for residents to get rid of large bulky items such as mattresses, furniture, refrigerators, etc. All pickups must be arranged through GreenTeam directly by calling: (408) 282-4400 or by visiting: www.greenteam.com/san-jose/contact.
For the past few months, I have asked one of my staffers to regularly visit the community, in particular areas with a lot of blight, so that our office could contact the Department of Transportation (DOT) to get the remaining items that may not have been reported, picked up. DOT did a tremendous job and we appreciate all of their hard work, but with this new service, we thought it would be nice to take some of the burden off of their hands and start reporting to the GreenTeam. I am excited to tell you that in one recent trip to the district, there were 9 properties with large items that needed pick-up and after a call to the GreenTeam, a few days later all of the items were successfully picked up. So, I encourage you to take advantage of this service and contact the Green Team if you need something picked up!