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.

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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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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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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.

Time Your Use for Savings


The time of the day when you use electricity matters. PG&E customers can sign up for a Time-Of-Use Plan that charges a lower price for electricity during off-peak hours. Log in to your online PG&E account today to view your utility bill and take advantage of off-peak savings!

Leap Into Power Savings

Just because it’s Leap Day doesn’t mean you need to pay for an extra day’s worth of electricity. Use power strips to turn off several appliances at a time, and you won’t pay for power you are not using. 

Retire the Old Fridge, Save Energy

Consider replacing your refrigerator with a newer, more efficient model. The energy efficiency of refrigerators improves every year — old refrigerators use approximately twice as much energy as new ENERGY STAR models. Switching a 15-year old model can save you $60/year on your electricity bill! 

Bundle Up Your Water Heater

Want to save energy in a cost-effective way? Wrap a water heating blanket around your water heater.  This minor purchase of around $20 pays for itself within a year, and can lower your water heating costs by as much as 9 percent! To make this bang-for-your-buck home improvement today, follow the US Department of Energy’s easy, step by step guide.

 

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