Get Involved with Sustainability

Racers lineup at the Great Race for Saving Water

The City of Palo Alto offers a wide variety of programs, incentives, and rebates that may help you take action to enhance your own sustainability efforts.

Upcoming Events, Workshops, and Meetings

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Resources that make it easier for you to do your part

Energy and Water Tips and Resources

Rebates and Services

Zero Waste

  • Did you know that 26% of Palo Alto's residential garbage is composed of food that went bad and was thrown away? Food is too good to go to waste! Learn tips on how you can reduce food waste in your home or business.
  • Choose one (or use all) of the What Goes Where tools to determine what is recyclable and compostable.
  • Become a Zero Waste Block Leader in your neighborhood! Zero Waste Block Leaders are “experts” who help answer recycling and reuse questions, provide information to neighbors on ways to reduce household waste, and help Palo Altans take action on moving closer to zero waste.