The weather was beautiful on Saturday, April 25, 2015 for Castro Valley Sanitary District’s (CVSan’s) Earth Day events. Approximately 600 volunteers at 14 Castro Valley schools and 5 public sites participated in the 13th annual Earth Day Clean-Up. Volunteers cleared 50 cu. yards of plant debris to be composted and abated 7 cu. yards of litter from Castro Valley streets, parks, schools, and creeks.
Volunteers enjoyed a free breakfast, provided by Castro Valley Sanitary District, Peet’s Coffee, Starbucks Coffee, and Karin Johnson Specialty Cakes and Pastries. Other event sponsors included Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, Pete’s ACE Hardware, Alameda County Clean Water Program, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Alameda County Public Works Agency, and Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. (WMAC).
|Group photo of volunteers at Stanton Elementary school.||Volunteers spread mulch at Redwood High School.|
Donations to Charity Groups
In the spirit of waste reduction and community action, each clean-up volunteer had the opportunity to select one of three charitable organizations to receive $5.00 on their behalf. A total of $1,990 is being donated to the charities below. Donation amounts were determined based on individual volunteer selections.
|Operation Mom||$ 750|
|Lions Club||$ 270|
|Eden Counseling Services, Inc.||$ 970|
Recycle Event and Compost Give-Away
CVSan presented its 14th free Recycle event and Compost Give-Away, also held on April 25th. Within the course of 6½ hours, Over 1,367 CVSan residents and businesses, the highest participation rate from any event held, showed their spirit as responsible consumers 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 C & D will be recycled from 600 vouchers distributed. Below are photos from the event held at Canyon Middle School.
|Attendees line up to recycle items.||E-waste collection.|
Four thousand three hundred twenty (4,320) 1-cubic foot bags of compost were distributed to event attendees.
Castro Valley Sanitary District thanks all its volunteers, residents, and sponsors for helping to keep Castro Valley beautiful and for making this year’s Earth Day events a success!