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Household Hazardous Waste
CVSan Recycles Day
U-WASTE and COMPOST GIVE-AWAY DAY FOR CVSan CUSTOMERS
Event date: August 10, 2013
Event time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Canyon Middle School, 19600 Cull Canyon Rd, Castro Valley, CA
Acceptable Items List
Yes: Prescription and over-the-counter medications in tablet, liquid, ointment, inhaler, powder or patch form. Prescription medications include both controlled and non-controlled substances (for a list of controlled substances, click the back button and select “controlled substances”). Please empty pills into zippered bags and recycle plastic containers. Liquids, ointments, and powers are to remain in their original containers.
No: Health and beauty aids, vitamins, nutritional supplements, digestive aids, herbal remedies, illegal substances and paraphernalia, infectious waste, business/institutional waste, medical devices and equipment, sharps (needles or syringes), personal care items, and radioactive materials.
Note: Residents to remain in their vehicles during pharmaceutical collection.
Household Paint(Residents & businesses):
Yes: Latex (water-based) paint only – up to 10 gallons total. Acceptable container sizes: pint, quart, 1-gallon, and 5-gallon.
No: Oil-based paint, stains, varnishes, or other paint supplies.
U-Waste (Residents & businesses):
Yes:Dry cell only: AAA, AA, B, C, D, 9V and small “button” batteries.
No: Liquid batteries.
Fluorescent Light Bulbs(Residents & Businesses) – Bulbs and tubes; may be lightly taped together.
E-Waste (Residents & 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 & 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.
Recycle Your Leftover Paint & Cans
Recycling your leftover paint in California just got much more convenient! October 19, 2012 marked the first day of California's Paint Stewardship Program, kicking off with 335 retail collection sitesacross the state.
Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) is pleased to announce that in Castro Valley, there are now two PaintCare locations where paint is accepted during regular store hours only. There is no fee for dropping off paint at PaintCare locations, and the limit is 5 gallons per visit per day.
Kelly Moore 3090 Castro Valley Blvd. 510-690-9249
Dunn-Edwards 20923 Redwood Road 510-881-0313
What’s Accepted: Interior and exterior architectural paint sold in containers of 5 gallons or less will be accepted (latex, acrylic, water-based, oil-based, enamel, deck coatings, primers, sealers, stains, shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, swimming pool paints, metal coatings, and rust preventatives).
Who Can Participate: Residents, trade painters, contractors, and businesses (that produce less than 27 gallons of hazardous waste per month) are eligible to participate. Both new and old paint can be dropped off, even if it is over 20 years old.
California’s PaintCare Program is a result of Assembly Bill 1343 (Huffman), passed in 2010. Leftover paint is a national problem representing 40-60%, by volume, of all Household Hazardous Waste collected at public facilities. In California, it is estimated that paint management currently costs local governments $21 million each year. California is the first state in the nation to have a permanent paint stewardship program.
CVSan passed Resolution 3289 on August 7, 2012 in support of Extended Producer Responsibility.
Bring 'Em Back
When your old fluorescent bulbs go dark, don’t throw them in the trash or recycling bins. Instead, Bring them back to a participating retailer where they’ll be disposed of properly. It’s a great way to protect the environment and support local businesses. For more information on this program please visit www.bringembackac.org/.
In Castro Valley Bring 'Em Back to:
Pete's Ace Hardware
2569 Castro Valley Boulevard
(Please drop off only during normal business hours. If you have large quantities of bulbs, place them in a box).
Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste Safely, Conveniently -- and Free at the Household Hazardous Waste facility!
Check your house, garage, and yard for common household products (such as cleaners, paints, car products, and pesticides) that may be hazardous to your children, your pets or the environment.
Words such as danger, warning, caution, poisonous, and flammable on the labels can mean a product is toxic. Label the toxic products you find as a reminder to use them up and dispose of them safely. Do not put such materials in garbage cans or storm drains.
Call 800-606-6606 or visit http://stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=293 to find locations and schedules for the county's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facilities.