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


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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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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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.

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. 


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