Electricity service is about to get a lot greener!

Beginning in April, Sunnyvale will start receiving 100% carbon free electricity from Silicon Valley Clean Energy.

Learn more at SVCleanEnergy.org.


Water Pollution Control Plant Infrastructure

Sunnyvale’s Water Pollution Control Plant treats and cleans wastewater from Sunnyvale businesses and homes prior to discharge into the San Francisco Bay. At almost sixty years old, the Plant began undergoing major construction and much needed upgrades in fall 2014.


The SMaRT Station

​The SMaRT Station accepts recyclable materials and self-hauled garbage from residents and businesses in Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto.


Sunnyvale has Zero Waste goals!

The work of the Recycling Program supports the Zero Waste Strategic Plan adopted by the City Council in 2013. Sunnyvale has achieved a current rate of 66% diversion from landfill and the goal is 90% by 2030. Photo credit: Bill Watson


Compost Available Free to Residents

Yard trimmings that are collected from residents are composted and returned to the SMaRT Station for use by residents of Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Los Altos.  96 gallons per week maximum, bring your own containers and shovel.  Available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week. Photo credit: Bill Watson


  • Environmental Services


City Hall
456 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Mailing address:
Environmental Services
P.O. Box 3707
Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3707

Phone: (408) 730-7900
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Environmental Services Department

Environmental Services is charged with maintaining the City's potable and recycled water systems, the sanitary and storm sewer systems, the treatment of wastewater, the collection of garbage from City residents and business and the diversion of recyclables, ensuring that the City complies with all applicable regulatory requirements, and helping to advance the City's sustainability goals.

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Make Every Day Earth Day

Help make every day Earth Day by doing your part for the planet. For ways you can help, visit Sunnyvale’s water pollution prevention page or join us at one of our upcoming cleanup or citywide events.

A Blanket For Your Water Heater

Now that you’ve turned your water heater temperature down, use an insulating blanket to save even more! This small investment of around $20 prevents heat loss and could save you 10% on your water heating bill.

Setting Your Water Heater Can Save Energy

One of the biggest energy uses in the home is water heating. Set your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit – it’s the perfect temperature for showering as well as properly cleaning dishes and clothes without excessive heat or scalding.

Save Energy With A Sunnyvale DIY Kit

Happy HallowGREEN! If you haven’t yet borrowed a DIY Home Energy Saving Kit from the City of Sunnyvale, make sure to pick one up to prevent some frightening energy waste. The kit includes a Kill-a-Watt meter that shows how much energy is wasted from “phantom loads,” plugged in appliances that are using energy, even when turned off. Unplugging your appliances can save 10% on your electricity bill!

Make the Switch to CFL or LED Bulbs

CFL or LED light bulbs use roughly 75% to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs, and can last years longer! If you haven’t already, switch to CFL or LED bulbs, and don’t forget to turn off the lights when you leave a room.

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