Regulated Waste and Business Recycling
in Santa Clara County, CA

Modern Waste

Serving Santa Clara County Since 1999

When you consider how your business can better respond to your clients’ growing demands, you are probably overlooking the importance of your recycling needs. With more businesses relying on electronic devices and equipment to operate successfully among competitors, it is no longer adequate to meet the bare minimum when hiring a recycling service. Instead, you must pursue a comprehensive solution for safely, responsibly managing electronic waste and secure data.

Modern Waste is a SERI Responsible Recycling (R2) certified recycler, which means we have consistently demonstrated safe management and recycling of electronics by following specific safety standards created in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency. Providing recycling services while adhering to R2 guidelines allows you to maximize the value of your electronic products during every stage of the recycling process. Materials are reused whenever possible to extend their lifespan or are reclaimed when they have reached the end of their usefulness. This conserves natural resources by reducing the need to engage in mining for new materials.

Read the information presented below to learn about the services we offer, then contact us today by calling (916) 931-3028 to discuss your waste management options.

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Santa Clara County Recycling Services

Modern Waste  provides the following recycling services

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Electronic Waste Recycling

Electronic waste is considered any obsolete, surplus, or unused technological equipment, including computers, monitors, servers, phones, audio and video equipment, and any other electronic devices employed for personal or industrial usage. Allowing your electronic waste to degrade in a landfill results in serious security risks to your business and your clients, as well as negatively affecting local ecosystems. At Modern Waste , we provide various recycling services to manage all electronic devices during every stage of their lifespan, reusing them when feasible or recycling them so their parts can undergo additional manufacturing for new products.

Secure Data Destruction Service

To prevent unauthorized parties from enjoying access to your confidential business information, you must regularly destroy any secure data stored on paper, hard drives, or any other form of media storage. Wiping, erasing, or reformatting a hard drive containing confidential information is not adequate for preventing future access or data retrieval—the hard drive must be physically destroyed to avoid costly breaches in confidentiality. Modern Waste is AAA NAID certified to crush hard drives and maintains strict chain of custody standards to keep your data from entering the wrong hands.

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Secure Shredding Services

For confidential information recorded on paper documents rather than stored electronically, you must schedule daily shredding to ensure adequate protection. At Modern Waste, we design a personalized, comprehensive plan to shred and dispose of your confidential business documents. We schedule a security risk assessment by a document security consultant to discover potential risks associated with your business, then handle all your shredding needs with the latest information security technology to alleviate these risks. You receive a Certificate of Destruction following every shred to confirm shredding has occurred and provide documented evidence of compliance.

Local Battery Recycling

Batteries contain several toxic substances, including lead and lithium; they can leech these substances into the ground and nearby water sources if left at a landfill. To reduce environmental hazards and damage to residents of surrounding neighborhoods, it is essential to coordinate the safe, responsible recycling of batteries. Modern Waste can safely manage these dangerous materials throughout every step of the recycling process. Batteries that meet certain quality standards can be reused, while nonfunctional batteries are disassembled to remove valuable components that can be used in manufacturing new products.

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Universal Waste Management

While most waste management companies only handle certain products, Modern Waste offers an extensive suite of recycling services for all your business needs. Rather than coordinating services from various vendors, you can save substantial time and money by choosing us to develop a customized universal recycling solution for you. We strategically consolidate multiple recycling services into one bundled plan that guarantees your electronic waste and confidential information are disposed of per government regulations. This protects your interests and keeps your client information secure, upholding the reputation of your business.

Compliance & Logistics Specialists`

Any business involved in the collection, creation, storage, disposal, or other confidential information management is legally obligated to follow certain rules concerning how this information is handled. At Modern Waste, we have spent over 20 years providing super quality recycling solutions for California businesses of all industries and sizes. From leading financial institutions to government agencies, we carefully consider each business’s unique needs and integrate an extensive set of services best suited to meet these needs effectively.

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Santa Clara County Area Business Recycling & Waste Pickup Service

Modern Waste utilizes several trucks that make daily routes throughout the San Jose area, meaning our services are available whenever you need them. If you want to schedule a pickup at a particular time, you can complete the form on our website, choosing between a one-time service or recurring service plans so we can develop the right solution for your business.

Modern Waste  provides recycling services for the following items:

  • Documents and shredded paper
  • Bottles, glass, and cardboard
  • Cans, including aerosol cans
  • Electronic waste
  • Batteries of all types
  • Light bulbs, LED lights, fluorescent lamps, and other lights
  • Miscellaneous items for disposal

To inquire about the services we offer or to request a price quote for a pickup, contact us today by submitting the contact form on our website, giving us a call at (916) 269-3847, or emailing


Customer Reviews

5 star reviews

Modern Waste was a big help in taking old files and shredding as we prepare for relocation. Thank you for your honesty and integrity in running an outstanding organization.

Tom T.

5 star reviews

Your delivery people were knowledgeable, very helpful, and courteous. They explained everything, packed up what we had on site, and set up the containers for us. They knew what we needed better than we did. Containers are easy to use. Everything’s great so far. Thank you.

Granite Construction
Christine W.

5 star reviews

Excellent service! Polite, fast and efficient. If I have questions about services provided and ways to make our branch more efficient, they always have an answer.

Bay Alarm
Sean P.