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

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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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Nature's Dryer

It costs about 50 cents each time you run your clothes dryer, which adds up quickly. You don’t need a clothesline or a backyard to air dry your clothes – use a clothes rack in your garage or your shower curtain rod to air dry your clothes at no cost.

Aerators and Your Faucet

Saving water is not only great for the drought – it also saves energy because less energy is needed to pump water to your home or to heat it up for household use. Conserve water and energy by installing faucet aerators in your sinks and save up to 700 gallons of water per sink annually.

Close That Fridge Door

Refrigerators use a considerable amount of energy – an average older model costs $118/year to operate. Control this expense by limiting the time you leave the fridge door open. The longer you let cool air escape, the more energy is needed to cool the inside back down!

A Breath of Fresh Air

When possible, try to use natural ventilation to improve circulation in your home. Open windows on different sides of the house, move your air conditioner to a north-facing or shaded window, and use the bathroom exhaust fan or window to vent humidity to the outside.

Filter that Lint

Don’t let lint make your dryer work harder than it needs to. Remember to clean out your dryer’s lint filter between loads, and save up to $34 per year in electricity costs.

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