Solvang Green and Energy Efficient

City of Solvang

Environmental Sustainability & Energy Efficiency is good for you and our Community

This site has been created to provide information and resources to our residents and business community in Solvang!

The City is committed to provide leadership in environmental sustainability.  We understand the rural and natural beauty that is within and surrounds the City.

We hope that this site will help promote citywide resource conservation and efficiency by identifying and gathering various Green standards and incentives that may be offered and are available to our community.

We encourage everyone to visit this page regularly as it will be constantly updated with information.

We encourage everyone to submit their success stories, pictures and tips….so that it is shared!

Our goal is to create a foundation in which the desire to implement sustainability efforts can thrive.

Featured News

Tip Of The Month - April 2019

Tip Of The Month - April 2019
By Tracy Beard on Apr 12, 2019 at 11:27 PM in Featured News

When you start cleaning out your planting beds and preparing for spring, make sure to add mulch to help to retain moisture during the summer season. Visit the Less is More website for the location of free mulch piles throughout the county or contact your City for more details.

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Tip Of The Month - February 2019

Tip Of The Month - February 2019
By Tracy Beard on Feb 04, 2019 at 06:47 PM in Featured News

Schedule a FREE bulky item pick-up or participate in a Community Clean-up or Shred Day. Visit your City’s Solid Waste webpage (City of Buellton or City of Solvang) or your City’s waste disposal providers (Waste Management or Marborg) website or watch for more details in your local paper or Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter.

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Tip Of The Month - November 2018

Tip Of The Month - November 2018
By Tracy Beard on Nov 02, 2018 at 09:58 PM in Featured News

Help prevent odor, vermin, and stormwater pollution around your restaurant by keeping used cooking oil storage areas clean. All wash water used to clean kitchen equipment should be discharged into the sanitary sewer. Visit your City’s Stormwater Management webpage (City of Buellton or City of Solvang) to learn more about Stormwater Pollution Prevention!

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Tip Of The Month - October 2018

Tip Of The Month - October 2018
By Tracy Beard on Oct 04, 2018 at 04:57 PM in Featured News

Two easy ways to conserve water at home: 1) Install a rain barrel to capture runoff for reuse; 2) Direct downspouts away from pavement and into vegetation. Thanks for doing your part! Visit your City’s Stormwater Management webpage (City of Buellton or City of Solvang) or the Central Coast Low Impact Development Initiative to learn more about water conservation practices.

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Tip Of The Month - August 2018

Tip Of The Month - August 2018
By Tracy Beard on Sep 04, 2018 at 10:42 PM in Featured News

When trimming back vegetation, place all your unused landscape waste in your green curbside bin. Unmanaged debris stockpiles attract vermin and pollute stormwater. Visit your City’s Stormwater Management webpage (City of Buellton or City of Solvang) to learn more about Stormwater Pollution Prevention!

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ENERGY SURVEY

Fully completed surveys will be entered into a drawing for an Energy Efficient Cold Water Washer & Dryer for a resident and there will be (2) prizes for local businesses.  $500 for 1st place and a $250 credit on a future energy/water/sewer bill. Survey ends October 1, 2016

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* Winners must be a resident or business located within the city limits of Solvang to qualify for the prize.