Silicon Valley Community Choice Energy Partnership

Sunnyvale is partnering with Cupertino, Mountain View, and County of Santa Clara to explore a new energy option for residents and business. Learn more at www.SVCleanEnergy.org.

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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

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Drought!

With California in the midst of an historic drought, and snow levels at the lowest level ever recorded, the Sunnyvale City Council on May 12th adopted a resolution declaring a 30 percent water reduction target through June 30, 2016.

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Five Million and More Reasons to Save Energy

Sunnyvale is a semifinalist in the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a 2-Year National Energy Usage Reduction Challenge with a $5 million dollar prize purse.
Take action now to get ENERGIZED!


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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.

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The SMaRT Station

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

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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


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456 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

Phone: (408) 730-7900
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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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Cartons now collected with other containers for recycling

Thanks to new optical sorting equipment installed at the SMaRT Station, milk, soymilk, soup and other cartons of any size are now accepted for recycling. Place your cartons with other acceptable containers (not with the recycled paper). Shelf stable cartons and cartons used for refrigerated food and beverages are accepted, but cartons designed for use in freezers (such as ice cream or frozen food boxes) are not. (Cartons designed to protect food from freezer burn have a coating that resists pulping of the paper, so those cartons need to be disposed of in the garbage).

June 2015 Sustainable Sunnyvale Newsletter

Cartons accepted for recycling now! Community Choice Energy, water conservation restrictions, aerial photography of the landfill, haz waste drop-off, leaf-blower rebate/exchange...It's the June Sustainable Sunnyvale Newsletter!


Bring Household Hazardous Waste to Drop-off Event on June 20

June 20 will be the last HHW event at the 164 Carl Rd. location. Starting July 18, the event will be at 221 Commercial Rd. in Sunnyvale and move to a quarterly schedule and require an appointment. Otherwise the procedures remain the same: load your HHW into your trunk, have your ID showing Sunnyvale residence ready and you will be able to drop-off HHW between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.  More detailed information is available on the City's HHW web page and at hhw.org.

Sunnyvale Leaf Blower Exchange

June 14 through June 26 2015

For a limited time only, Sunnyvale residents or landscape contractors with a Sunnyvale business license can receive a $50 rebate for turning in an old gas powered leaf blower and buying an electric leaf blower. The Sunnyvale SMaRT Station will be accepting old gas powered leaf blowers and issuing rebates from June 14, 2015 through June 26, 2015 (8 am - 5 pm daily). There are three easy steps to get a rebate:
  1. Call Environmental Services at (408) 730-7717 to sign-up and reserve a rebate. An application form and instructions will be mailed out to participants. 
  2. Purchase electric blower to replace gas powered blower at any retailer. 
  3. Bring gas powered blower, receipt for newly purchase electric blower, and completed application to the Sunnyvale SMaRT station within 7 days and not later than June 26, 2015.

Document Shredding For Residents

Identity theft protection AND recycling! Sunnyvale offers free shredding to residents of Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto three times per year and the first event of 2015 is coming up on Saturday May 30 at the SMaRT Station at 301 Carl Rd. from 8 a.m. - noon. The spring event is the most popular, so bring your patience along with your maximum five bags or boxes of documents. The event is open to residents only (no business shredding, please) and photo id will be checked for proof of residence. If your photo id does not have your current address, bring a utility bill as well to prove residency. 
What should you shred rather than recycle? Bank statements, pay stubs, investment transactions, pre-approved credit card applications, medical records, documents with social security numbers or credit card numbers, tax forms are all examples of documents with sensitive information.
How does it work? Shredding trucks drive in and park on site, and the shredding happens right inside the truck. (You can watch a 30-second video of a truck in action!) 
Want to watch your documents being shredded? You can! You will be asked to pull your car to the side and then you are welcome to watch on-screen as your documents go through the shredding blades. The shredding method employed is called "pierce and tear" and is far more secure than standard at-home shredders provide. 
Once more, be patient! This is a popular free event, so we encourage everyone to be patient and follow signs and instructions as staff guide folks through the event as efficiently as possible.

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