A Successful 2015 Earth Day Clean-Up & Recycles Day Event

Earth Day Clean-Up

A few sprinkles in the morning dried up for the start of Castro Valley Sanitary District’s Earth Day Clean-Up event on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Over 600 volunteers at 14 Castro Valley schools and 5 public sites participated in the 13th annual Earth Day Clean-Up. Volunteers cleared 50 cubic yards of plant debris to be composted and abated 7 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, Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc., and Peet’s Coffee.

Stanton Elementary volunteers pause for breakfast. Volunteers at Redwood High School spread mulch around school grounds.
Community volunteers helped clean-up Castro Valley Creek. Volunteers at Proctor Elementary School plant seeds in the school garden.

 

Recycle Event and Compost Give-Away

CVSan presented its 14th Recycle event and Compost Give-Away, also held on April 25th. Within the course of 6½ hours, a record-breaking 1,367 CVSan residents and businesses showed their spirit and environmental responsibility by participating in the Recycle event. They recycled 912 banker boxes of sensitive documents, 0.29 tons of cardboard, 74 mattresses, 50 gallons used cooking oil, and 20,424 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. Four thousand three hundred twenty (4,320) 1-cubic foot bags of compost were distributed to event attendees.

Attendees line up to recycle items. E-waste was among the items collected.

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