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LEED Certification - PlatinumSan José Environmental Services Department
San José Environmental Services leads Climate Smart San José and manages garbage and recycling services; watershed protection and pollution prevention; municipal drinking water and recycled water; sustainability initiatives; and the operation and infrastructure improvements of the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. ESD’s mission is to deliver world-class utility services and programs to improve our health, environment and economy.

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Quakes Recycle Right Campaign image Makes Recycling Easier 

Ever find yourself wondering how to recycle a particular item?

ESD’s new recycling website – – can help! Now website users can search for local recycling and disposal options for over 250 items using desktop or mobile devices. The website helps residents learn how to Recycle Right and provides the latest waste reduction news and tips.

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News and Announcements
CIP Monthly Status Report – August 2019
This report provides a summary of the progress and accomplishments of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (“Wastewater Facility”) for the period of August 2019. Read on...
Meds in the Bin, We All Win!
If you have unused or expired medicine, don’t flush it down the toilet or put it in the trash! As part of Pollution Prevention Week, September 16-22, be sure to take unwanted medicine to a drop-off bin near you. Read on...