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!


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


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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Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m



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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 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.

Out the door? Turn down the heat!

One of the best ways to save energy as the weather cools down is to turn down the heat. Turn off your thermostat while you’re at work or out for long periods; that way, you only pay to heat or cool your house while you’re actually there to use it! Better yet, install a programmable thermostat, so you can set a heating schedule, or a smart thermostat, that can sense when you are not home.

Patch Up the Energy Leaks

It’s October – the start of fall and National Energy Awareness Month! Save energy by sealing your home with easy-to-use caulking or weatherstripping. The leaks and cracks in your home may seem insignificant, but added together they typically create a hole the size of a basketball!

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.

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