Sustainability Program


San Mateo is a progressive community that continuously considers the impact that today’s actions will have on future generations. This is why sustainability is a top priority of the City. It is our goal to preserve the environment, provide economic well-being, and ensure social equity for our residents and businesses. 

Take a look at our different programs and initiatives by visiting the links on the left.

Sustainability Updates

Receive up to a $100 rebate on a Rain Barrel

Did you know you can receive up to a $100 rebate when you purchase and install a rain barrel to collect rainwater?  The City of San Mateo has partnered with BAWSCA to offer an incentive for residents to purchase a water saving rain barrel.  Find out how to qualify for this rebate.       

Peninsula Clean Energy celebrates its one-year anniversary!

Peninsula Clean Energy launched in October 2016 and now serves almost every electricity account in the City of San Mateo, from homes to streetlights, to businesses large and small. Find out how much the local San Mateo community is saving in carbon emissions and dollars.