Environmental Services Division
The Environmental Services Division leads the City's sustainability efforts. Green and sustainable practices are a top priority for Hayward's City Council and we strive to incorporate environmental stewardship in all aspects of the City's work and throughout the community.
Clean Water - Our team prevents trash and toxic chemicals from getting into our bay and wastewater. Learn more about these programs to keep our bay clean.
Sustainability - Our team implements the City's Climate Action Plan and provides staff support to the Council Sustainability Committee. Learn more about Hayward's Climate Action Plan, renewable energy, and energy efficiency programs.
Solid Waste and Recycling - Our team manages the City's contract with Waste Management of Alameda County and Tri-CED Recycling. Our goal is to minimize the amount of trash that goes to the landfill by making it easy to reduce, reuse, recycle, and rot. Learn more about the four R’s.
Awards and Recognitions
- 2019 CDP recognizes Hayward with an 'A' grade for its global leadership in environmental action
- 2016 Acterra Award for leadership in green initiatives and environmental sustainability
- 2015 USEPA Green Power Leadership Award for on-site green power generation at the Water Pollution Control Facility
- 2015 Beacon Award for efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy