The County of Santa Clara's Shelter-at-Home order remains in effect as some businesses and new activities are allowed to reopen with social distancing protocols and safety requirements in place. For local updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, visit SantaClaraCA.gov/CoronavirusUpdates.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of public streets, sidewalks, curbs, storm drains, street trees, medians and traffic signs/markings. The department provides engineering review for private developments to ensure these are constructed according to city specifications, and code enforcement for storm water pollution, garbage and recycling.
Can I sign up to participate in this pilot program?
There is no opt-in option for the pilot program at this time. The City of Santa Clara partners with the University of California Cooperative Exchange Composting Education Program to teach residents how to build compost piles and worm bins, then how to apply the resulting material in their landscapes and gardens. Residents interested in recycling food scraps at home may attend a free workshop by registering online at
Will my rates change as a result of this pilot program?
There is no cost associated with participating in the pilot program; rates will remain the same for participants as residents not participating in the pilot.
Should I use a bag to line the kitchen pail?
Please place food scraps in a bag prior to placing them in the food scrap side of the cart. Any type of clear plastic bag (i.e. bread bag or produce bag) is acceptable to contain food scraps and can be placed in the food scraps side of the split cart. To keep your cart neat and tidy, be sure to tie-off bags before placing them in the food scraps side of the cart. The plastic will get screened out during the pre-processing of the food scraps. To see an example of how to use the kitchen pail provided, view our video at:
Can I get a copy of the video from the Traffic Camera?
The City of Santa Clara has 35 locations of Video detection cameras. They are NOT used for enforcement but only for monitoring traffic flow and detecting vehicles.
These are low resolution cameras only used for monitoring purposes and detection of vehicles. The City does not have the capability to record camera feeds for archiving.
If there's unexpected slowdown, engineers use these cameras to get a visual on what's going on.
Director of Public Works
Craig Mobeck Engineering Office
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050 Corporation Yard
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 4:30pm Address
1700 Walsh Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050