Electricity service is about to get alot greener!

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

Learn more at 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

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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Casting Shade on Energy Savings

It’s Earth Month – plant a tree! Along with improving air quality, did you know that planting trees could help lower your energy bill? When planted strategically around the south and west sides of your home, tree shading could lower your air conditioning use by up to 25%!

Unplug and Go Outside for Earth Month

Earth Month is here! Challenge yourself this month to minimize your energy usage. Normally spend your evenings watching TV or surfing the web? Use that time instead to read, go outside, or explore one of Sunnyvale’s very own parks – the planet (and your mood) will thank you!

Drafty . . . Electrical Outlets

Did you know your home can lose a significant amount of heating/cooling through air gaps behind outlets and light switches? Don’t let your money leak away—install some inexpensive foam gaskets to block air leaks and save money. Better yet, borrow a DIY Energy Saving Kit to use the FREE gaskets inside! DIY Kits are available at the Sunnyvale Library, Columbia Neighborhood Center, and Sunnyvale's Environmental Services Office (505 W Olive Ave, Suite 130).

Lighting Your Way to Less Energy Use

If you haven’t already, replace the incandescent light bulbs in your home with CFL or LED bulbs – they use roughly 75% to 90% less energy than their predecessors. Don’t forget to turn off the lights when you leave a room! And remember: incandescent bulbs *can* be thrown away, but CFL bulbs have mercury in them and need to be brought to the SMaRT Station or turned in at a hardware store. LED bulbs should be treated as electronic waste and brought to the SMaRT Station as well for safe disposal.

Full Dishwasher For Full Energy Savings

Rinse your dishes before loading them into the dishwasher so you won’t need to wash them a second time. Only run your dishwasher when it’s full, and air dry your dishes by turning off the heat dry function and propping the door open.

 

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