2017 Sustainability Speaker Series

                                                                                                                                         Pierre Delforge of the Natural Resources Defense Council will kick off the City’s new FREE Sustainability Speaker Series on May 31. Learn how carbon-free electric heating systems can save money and protect the climate. Register Today! 


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


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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 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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From the category archives: The Conscious Consumer

PaintCare Comes to the SMaRT Station

Residents of Sunnyvale, Palo Alto and Mountain View now have the option to drop off paint in original containers as part of the PaintCare program. A drop-off trailer is located at the SMaRT Station in the recycling drop-off area and there is a limit of 15 gallons per day per person based on the size of the container (as opposed to fullness). Residents may also drop paint off at other participating locations in Sunnyvale including Orchard Supply, Kelly Moore and Dunn Edwards.

International Day of Climate Action

October 24th is the International Day of Climate Action. Climate change may seem like too big of an issue to tackle, but consider this: if every house in America replaced the five most frequently used light fixtures with ENERGY STAR bulbs, we’d save the carbon dioxide equivalent of removing 10 million cars off the road

Energy Tip of the Week

It’s October – the start of fall and the National Energy Awareness Month! Every year, more than $13-billion worth of energy is lost due to leaks from houses through small holes and cracks. That's more than $150 per family! Seal your home with caulking and weatherizing strips around windows, doors, and siding.

State of the City Event Offered Environmental Awareness

Environmental Services staff offered outreach and education to attendees at the State of the City event on September 12, 2015. Recycling staff used the Wheel of Recycling to address issues of food waste, refillable propane cylinders and general recycling questions, while at the next table over issues of energy conservation and water usage sparked conversations. Not to be outdone, Utilities staff had a working water meter to demonstrate how to read the mysterious dials and understand how water usage is tallied.

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.

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