Environmental Compliance

Reducing Pollutants

Environmental Compliance Program staff administer waste management and pollution prevention programs. The use of Best Management Practices (BMPs) as part of a daily routine is encouraged and for commercial businesses, they are often required. BMP use helps reduce the potential for pollutants to enter the environment by protecting stormwater runoff and managing of solid-waste.

For more information, call Public Works at (650) 522-7300.

Staff also coordinates the implementation of the California Integrated Waste Management Act which requires each city in California to reduce the amount of waste disposal to a landfill by 50 percent.

Pollution Prevention Programs