A Successful 2016 Earth Day Clean-Up & Recycles Day Event!

Earth Day Clean-Up

The weather was perfect on Saturday, April 23, 2016 for the Castro Valley Sanitary District’s Earth Day Clean-Up event.

Over 700 volunteers at 13 Castro Valley schools and 4 public sites participated in the 14th annual Earth Day Clean-Up.  Volunteers cleared 60 cubic yards of plant debris to be composted and abated 5 cubic yards of litter from Castro Valley streets, parks, schools, and creeks.  Volunteers enjoyed a free breakfast provided by Castro Valley Sanitary District, Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, and Karin Johnson Specialty Cakes and Pastries.  Other event sponsors included Pete’s ACE Hardware, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, East Bay Regional Park District, Alameda County Public Works Agency, and Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc.

Save the Date of Saturday, April 29, 2017 for next year’s event!


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Student volunteers worked in the Canyon Middle School garden.

Volunteers at Palomares Elementary School spread mulch on school grounds.

Community volunteers plant trees at Castro Valley Community Park.

Recycle Event and Compost Give-Away

CVSan presented its 14th Recycle event and Compost Give-Away, also held on April 23rd.  Within the course of 6½ hours, 1,323 CVSan residents and businesses showed their spirit and environmental responsibility by participating in the Recycle event.

They recycled 900 banker boxes of sensitive documents, 132 tires, 59 gallons used cooking oil, and over 31,000 pounds of e-waste.  Up to 1,200 cubic yards of construction and demolition debris will be recycled from 600 vouchers distributed.  Below are photos from the event held at Canyon Middle School.  Five thousand three hundred forty (5,340) 1-cubic foot bags of compost were distributed to event.

Save the Date of Saturday, April 29, 2017 for next year’s event!

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Attendees lining up to recycle items.

CVSan thanks all its volunteers and sponsors for helping to keep Castro Valley beautiful and for making this year’s Earth Day events a success!


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