​Earth Day 2016

Volunteer to Clean-Up Castro Valley.
Materials & a light breakfast provided.
Volunteers are needed to beautify and clean up Castro Valley on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Scroll down for more information about the sites and to register.

Before the Clean-Up

  1. Select a site that you would like to beautify. This is a great group project for your club, organization, family, troop/pack, or team. Tell others and sign up together!
  2. Complete registration online by April 11, 2016. For school projects, see your school's main office.

During the Clean-Up

  1. Wear long pants & closed-toe shoes. Bring work gloves if you can, a refillable water bottle (water will be available onsite for refills), and don't forget a hat!
  2. Carpool (or walk) to your site by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 23rd.
  3. A Clean-Up facilitator will be at every site to give you materials for your project and safety guidelines. You'll volunteer until 12:00 p.m. All volunteers will receive a free continental breakfast.
  4. Leave bags & tools at the site.

Volunteer and support a local charity!
In the spirit of waste reduction and community action, CVSan will donate $5.00 to one of three local charities on behalf of each event volunteer.  Select from the list of charities when you register. 



8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
CVSan customers only. (Bring ID or bill)
Site map located here



E-WASTE (Residents and Businesses): 
YES: BBQ grills, blender, calculators, cameras, can opener, clock radios, coffee grinder, coffee pot, computer battery pack (8” encased), computer towers/CPUs, copy machines (max size 40”x48” sq., disk drives (hard/floppy), DVDs, DVD players, fax machines, keyboards, knife sharpener, irons, lab equipment (electronic), laptops, LCD projectors, microwave ovens (regular & convection), mixers, motherboards, mouse (mice), network routers/switches, oscilloscopes, overhead projectors, PDAs, power tools (drills, power saws), printers, record players, remote controls (batteries removed), scanners, servers, shredders, speakers, stereo systems, tape recorders, telephones/cell phones (including batteries and accessories), televisions (no size limit) & monitors (including LCD & plasma), typewriters, vacuums, VCRs, and wire, cords and cables/power supplies
NO:  Ammunition, large appliances (refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, etc.), automotive batteries, BBQ gas cylinders, books, manuals & packaging, PCB light ballasts, smoke detectors, and thermostats.

Note: Some items may be sorted for reuse.  Data will be removed from all collected hard drives according to Department of Defense standards.

TIRES (Residents and Businesses)
YES:  Limit 4 passenger car or light truck tires.
NO:  Rims, lug nuts, etc.

COOKING OIL (Residents only)
YES:  Limit 10 gallons per household of solidified, semi-solid, or liquid used cooking oil. Place in plastic, glass, or metal containers.  Containers may be recycled on site.
NO:  Motor oil.

YES:  Limit 10 banker boxes, or equivalent, of paper documents for shredding.  Place in cardboard boxes or paper bags.  Spiral notebooks and documents with staples, paperclips, & report covers okay.
NO:  Carbon paper or plastic.

Three 1-cubic foot bags per household (single-family or multi-family apartment) or business. Supplies are limited and will be distributed 1st come, 1st served. Vehicle loading assistance is available. Participation in the Earth Day Clean-Up is not required to receive free compost, however, you must be a CVSan resident or business (bring ID or bill).

600 CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION debris vouchers available (Residents only) – will be distributed 1st come, 1st served.




Site A: Castro Valley Community Park - Walk-Ins Welcome!

Castro Valley Community Park
18988 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Activities: Planting trees, removing brush and weeds, and litter abatement. 
Max. 25 volunteers

Site B: Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area - Walk-In Welcome!

Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area
East Bay Regional Park District
18627 Cull Canyon Road
Castro Valley, CA 94552

Activities: Planting, removing brush and weeds, and litter abatement.  Meet in Cull Canyon parking lot and look for Earth Day sign. 
Max. 25 volunteers

Site C: Castro Valley Creek

Castro Valley Creek
3600 Norbridge Avenue
Meet in parking area adjacent to creek, behind KFC on Castro Valley Blvd.

Activities: Plant and trail maintenance, weed abatement, new mulch application, litter and debris removal, and invasive plant removal.
Max. 40 volunteers

Site D: Downtown Castro Valley - Walk-Ins Welcome!

Castro Valley Boulevard/Redwood Road area
Meet in parking lot of 20980 Redwood Road

Activities: Litter removal in Downtown Castro Valley along Castro Valley Boulevard (between Marshall St. and Wilbeam Ave.) and Redwood Road (between Lessley Ave. and Somerset Ave.).
Max. 40 volunteers

What About My School's Beautification Event?

Castro Valley Sanitary District works directly with schools for Earth Day projects. Please contact your school's main office for more information and registration instructions.

How Do I Register?

Complete Registration online by April 11th.  Walk-ins on Saturday, April 23rd will be accepted at locations that still have space available

All yard trimmings from the Clean-Up and food scraps & food-soiled paper from the breakfast will be composted. You can do the same at home & work! Click here for more information.


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Castro Valley Sanitary District | 21040 Marshall Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546 | (510) 537-0757