Legislative Public Meetings

File #: 21-0462   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 4/20/2021
Title: Countywide AB 939 Fee and Household Hazardous Waste Agreements for FY 2021/22 through FY 2023/24.
Attachments: 1. AB 939 Implementation Fee Agreement FY2022_FY2024, 2. Countywide HHW Program Agreement FY2022_2024

Countywide AB 939 Fee and Household Hazardous Waste Agreements for FY 2021/22 through FY 2023/24.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) services are provided to Sunnyvale residents by way of the Countywide HHW Program. Services include quarterly drop-off events held at a Sunnyvale location as well as events held at other permanent and temporary locations in the County.

As a reminder, up until June 2015, the County held a monthly HHW event at 164 Carl Road. Due to the Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) expansion project, the Carl Road location was closed and beginning in July 2015, the County started providing quarterly Sunnyvale events at the City's Corporation Yard on Commercial Street. In 2020 and so far in 2021, the HHW events at the Corp Yard have been cancelled due to reduced county staffing and challenges during Covid-19. Residents can dispose of hazardous waste at the permanent facilities in San Jose and San Martin and once the impacts of Covid-19 have passed, events at non-permanent facilities such as the City Corporation Yard and elsewhere in the County, will resume.

The City's cost for participation in the HHW program is paid from two sources: (1) revenues from the Countywide AB 939 Fee, a fee charged on every ton of Sunnyvale solid waste disposed, and (2) a direct payment from the City for resident use above a baseline level of 4% participation.

The revenue from the fee must be used to implement programs and services designed to meet the requirements of AB 939, the state mandate that local jurisdictions reduce the amount landfilled by 50% (from the baseline year of 1990) and reduce the amount of household hazardous waste that is improperly disposed. The collection, distribution, and use of the fee are governed by Agency Agreements between the County of Santa Clara and the 15 cities in the County. The term of the proposed three-year agreement will expire on June 30, 2024.

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