The City of Millbrae is leading the way with two forward-thinking programs: their Energy Cogeneration Facility at the wastewater treatment plant, and their Recycling and Waste Prevention Program. The upgraded wastewater treatment plant uses kitchen grease from local restaurants to help power the plant. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions, increases city revenues and reduces energy costs. The waste reduction program includes the city’s purchasing of recycled-content products, comprehensive in-house recycling, email updates to staff about the latest recycling efforts, reduction of hazardous cleaning products, and public outreach programs. Smart management saves money.