San José

Exploring a Nationally-Recognized Recycling Facility


A recycling bin near Bournemouth beach, UK, helping people to recycle their plastic.

Zanker Recycling in San José is an award-winning, nationally recognized recycling facility and home to the nation’s first and largest construction and demolition recycling site. The facility's 80% waste diversion rate, achieved by rerouting literal tons of recyclables from local landfills, helps fulfill San José’s Zero-Waste Strategic Plan which was adopted in 2008 and drives the city forward as a notable leader in waste management. Come see where more than 3,000 tons of mixed debris are processed every day and learn how Zanker is able to divert so much of it from our landfills, bringing the South Bay closer to zero-waste goals and a reduced environmental impact on future generations.


Tour details will be sent to registered attendees in advance of the tour date.


Limited capacity. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required at check-in.

$10. SPUR members only.

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Refund Policy

Individual ticket purchases: If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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