History

Specialty has been servicing the City of Sunnyvale since 1927. In 1993, Bay Counties Waste Services took over the operations as Specialty Solid Waste & Recycling.

Specialty’s staff is multi-generational, dating all the way back to 1914 when garbage was collected and sorted in open top trucks. We’ve long since replaced those open top trucks with a fleet of compressed renewable natural gas trucks that run quiet and clean. Many of the families who have worked in the industry for over 100 years are still around: generations of owners, management, and drivers.

Each month we now collect over 100 tons of recyclable material in addition to the approximately 33% of material sorted from the trash which is then diverted from landfills.

History

Why Us?

Specialty is committed to helping Sunnyvale protect its environment, by coming up with recycling programs and services that help everyone make resources last longer. Constant innovation and responsiveness to the community’s needs has allowed us to achieve:

22% reduction in carbon foot print

22%

reduction in carbon foot print

33% of trash diverted from landfill
(removed from garbage carts & bins)

33%

of trash diverted from landfill
(removed from garbage carts & bins)

68% city wide recycling rate

68%

city wide recycling rate

100 tons of recycling collected monthly

>100 tons

of recycling collected monthly

Community Involvement

  • Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce
  • Sunnyvale Rotary Club
  • Sunnyvale Community Services
  • Dinner at the Dump
  • Fit & Fun Fair
  • Sunnyvale School Presentations
  • Sunnyvale Art & Wine Festival
  • Sunnyvale Downtown Association
  • Sunnyvale Leadership
  • Lakewood Community Holiday Parade
  • Implementing Recycling Programs at Schools
  • Sunnyvale Community Services
  • Tip–a-Cop
  • Firefighter’s Pancake Breakfast
Team SSWR

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