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Environmental Services

What We Do

The Environmental Services Department is responsible for managing the City’s environmental utility services and working with the community to protect the environment. The department accomplishes this through: the operations and maintenance of the City’s potable and recycled water systems and the sanitary and storm sewer systems; the treatment of wastewater at the City’s Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP); the collection of garbage and recyclables from City residents and businesses; the diversion of recyclables through the operation of the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer Station (SMaRT Station®); and ensuring that the City complies with all applicable regulatory requirements.

The department also leads coordination of the City’s sustainability initiatives as outlined in the Climate Action Playbook.

The department consists of the following Divisions: Water and Sewer; Water Pollution Control Plant; Solid Waste Management; and Regulatory Compliance and Sustainability.

Department Organizational Chart

Major Projects

Clean Water Program
Climate Action Playbook
Zero Waste Strategic Plan

Select Services and Programs

Recycling and Garbage – provides garbage collection and recycling services
SMaRT Station – oversees the operation of the Sunnyvale Materials Recovery and Transfer Station
Household Hazardous Waste – provides household hazardous waste disposal services
Sustainability – leads the City’s sustainability initiatives
Water and Sewer – operates and maintains water and sewer services
Water Pollution Prevention – tells you how to protect our watershed
Water Pollution Control Plant – runs the wastewater treatment facility

General Information

Department Director
Ramana Chinnakotla

Map to Environmental Services
221 Commercial Street
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Phone: 408-730-7900
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Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last Updated: Nov 24, 2021