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.
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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 www.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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Filter that Lint

Don’t let lint make your dryer work harder than it needs to. Remember to clean out your dryer’s lint filter between loads, and save up to $34 per year in electricity costs.

Is Your Attic Insulated?

Considering home insulation? You don’t need to go through the expense or trouble of tearing your walls out. Redoing your attic insulation alone can still have a great impact. Whether it’s DIY rolls or professionally blown-in fiberglass, this upgrade will insulate your home well from heat and cold.

Switch the Power Strip

As simple as it sounds, don’t forget to turn off electronics when you aren't using them. Some entertainment systems use more energy than your refrigerator, and can add hundreds to your bill annually in unused electricity. Use a smart power strip, which automatically turns off selected appliances, to save even more energy.

Save money with LEDs

LED light bulbs may seem costly, but they save considerable money and energy over their average 20-year lifespan. Compared to an incandescent bulb’s short 1-year span, LEDs are a bright idea!

Home Temperature

Stepping out? Set your thermostat to a temperature that best matches the outside weather - around 80 degrees in the summer. Better yet, install a programmable thermostat, so you can set a cooling schedule for your AC, or a smart thermostat, that can sense when you are not home. After all, why spend money to cool an empty house?

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