Earth Day 2015

Earth Day 2015


Volunteer to Clean-Up Castro Valley.
Materials & a light breakfast provided.

Volunteers are needed to beautify and clean up Castro Valley on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Scroll down for information on which sites are accepting walk-in volunteers.

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 13, 2015. 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 25th.
  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.
Site map available here.


E-WASTE (Residents and Businesses)
YES: BBQ grills, blenders, calculators, cameras, can openers, clock radios, coffee grinders, coffee pots, 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 sharpeners, 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.

MATTRESSES (Residents only)
YES:  Limit 2 mattress and box spring sets. 
NO:  Bedframes, headboards, furniture, etc.

COOKING OIL(Residents only)
YES:  Limit 10 gallons per household. 
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 & Demolition debris vouchers available (Residents only) - 1st come, 1st served



Site A: Palomares Hills Park - 5 Walk-in Volunteer spots open!

Palomares Hills Park
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District
7050 Villareal Drive
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Activities:Painting picnic tables and other park equipment, plant trees (6), and place fibar in play area.
Max. 20 volunteers  

Site B: Lake Chabot Regional Park - Registration is closed due to site reaching max volunteers.

Lake Chabot Regional Park
East Bay Regional Park District
17600 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Activities:Remove invasive plants, namely Coyote Brush, along Nike Base Road.
Max. 20 volunteers

Site C: Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area - Registration is closed due to site reaching max volunteers.

Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area
East Bay Regional Park District
18627 Cull Canyon Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

Activities:Clear brush, remove weeds, and litter abatement in meadow areas along Columbia Drive.  Clean-up activities will take place on hilly terrain.

Meet in Cull Canyon parking lot, look for Earth Day sign.  Volunteers will then walk over to the work area on Columbia Drive.  Volunteers must wear hiking boots, work boots, or sturdy shoes with tread since clean-up work will be performed on hilly terrain.  Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent at all times.
Max. 25 volunteers

Site D: Castro Valley Creek - 18 Walk-in Volunteer spots open!
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 E: Downtown Castro Valley Clean-Up - 10 Walk-in Volunteer spots open!

Castro Valley Boulevard/Redwood Road area
Meet at Supervisor Nate Miley’s Office, 20993 Redwood Road

Activities: Litter removal in Downtown Castro Valley: along Redwood Road, Castro Valley Boulevard, Norbridge Avenue, and the perimeter of the BART parking lot.
Max. 30 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?

 Walk-ins on Saturday, April 25th, will be accepted at Site A: Palomares Hills, Site D: Castro Valley Creek, and Site E: Downtown Castro Valley.  


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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Sponsored by:

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