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Distinguishing Your Business as a Green Leader 

As an innovation capitol, Cupertino looks to its business partners not just as technology leaders, but also as creators of pioneering environmental programs. Our goal is to help commercial businesses recognize cost savings while conserving resources. Put your business on the path to going green or greener by participating in voluntary City of Cupertino programs and ensuring compliance with mandatory programs.


  • GreenBiz Cupertino*: Distinguish your business as a certified environmental leader by saving energy and water, while cutting waste and costs.
  • Waste Reduction Measures
    • Commercial Organics Collection*:Turn high-volume food, yard and compostable paper waste into compost. Mandatory for certain businesses and properties.
    • ReThink Disposable*: Identify ways for your restaurant or cafeteria to reduce waste and litter, while saving money. 
  • Developer and Contractor Requirements: Protect the environment by complying with Cupertino’s requirements for development, demolition and construction and for structure and site design that ensures that the completed residential or commercial property will make efficient use of natural resources.   

* Participation in GreenBiz Cupertino, Commercial Organics and/or ReThink Disposable can earn your business recognition on our interactive Green Business Map. 

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