Recycling Services 

The Recycling Department is a prominent program offered in which students learn valuable skills in the recycling industry while serving their community. The recycling department serves approximately 75 students each year. On any given day, our Recycling students can be found throughout the County of Santa Clara serving over 400 recycling clients and recycling at over 170 special events.

On the collections team, students gain driving experience in our large-scale trucks. They learn the basics of completing a collection route while providing excellent customer service. This team also performs the pre-inspection of their vehicle before starting their route, as mandated by the Department of Transportation. Driver and helper teams learn to navigate routes, read maps, operate GPS equipment while working safely to achieve monthly zero accident awards.

Our Eco Academy team is the heart of our operation. In this team, students learn the basics of recycling through a13-unit course with core curriculum that includes recycling and environmental education classes, processing of recyclables, and forklift certification. This team is directly responsible for the processing of all incoming recyclable material via our conveyor system, built by our very own students. This team also conducts the recycling/waste management of SJCC facilities.

Our Special Events team members work at a variety of community events including those contracted for the City of San Jose such as the San Jose Jazz Festival and the Annual Christmas in the Park.

If you are interested in being one our Recycling clients, please contact Alan Ha or fill out the form below:
Recycling New Client Request Form

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Recycling Director
Alan Ha
Office (408) 459-6480
Cell (408) 595-3179
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Assistant Recycling Director
Alyssa Rice-Wilson
Office (408) 459-6484
Cell (408) 595-3478

Eco Academy Coordinator
Mauricio Jaimes
Office (408) 459-6481
Cell (408) 591-9844

Events/Intern Coordinator
Melissa Avalos
Office (408) 459-6483
Cell (408) 595-3388
Marketing Representative
Marketing Representative
Cell (408) 595-3517