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2014

  • Monday, April 14, 2014 - 11:13am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) held its Earth Day and Bay-Friendly Gardening Workshop last night.  Registrants enjoyed a relaxed atmosphere while learning about CVSan, upcoming 4/26 Earth Day and Recycles Day events, the history of Earth Day, California and Mediterranean Plants, and Bay-Friendly Gardening.

     

    Promotional Items, Brochures & Plants

    Gardening for the Bugs

    A variety of Bay-Friendly literature was available including the Bay-Friendly Gardening-From your backyard to the Bay, A Bay-Friendly Garden Starts with Healthy Soil, Choosing and Finding the Right Plants, Go Native: Planting for Pollinators, a Go Native Plant List, Don’t Plant a Pest! – Trees in California and Don’t Plant a Pest! – San Francisco Bay Area, BayFriendly Home Gardener Events Lose Your Lawn Nursery Talks, and a redemption card for a 20% discount on Bay-Friendly plants from the Bay-Friendly Plant list at a partner nursery.

    Following the presentation was a discussion and example of sheet mulching by Lori Caldwell from StopWaste. In addition to reusable bags to registrants who will help the environment by using their bag when shopping, CVSan handed out a fats, oil, and grease (FOG) scraper.

    Remember to register at www.cvsan.org/learnfor CVSan’s FREE leaR4n workshop on “How to Sort Your Recyclables and Compostables” – Saturday, 6/14 from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

     

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 3:31pm

    For many of us, Earth Day is every day.  We conserve water and energy when we can, use reusable shopping bags and water bottles, and recycle and compost to reduce the amount of garbage we send to landfill.  One day each year, Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) hosts a Clean-Up and Recycle event in honor of Earth Day and to provide a local opportunity for volunteers to show their spirit.

    Please save the date of Saturday, April 26, 2014 for CVSan’s Earth Day: Clean-Up, Recycle event, and Compost Give-Away.

    CVSan Earth Day Clean-Up:Register online at www.cvsan.org/ED by April 14th to participate in the “Go Green. CV Clean!” event.  Following a free continental breakfast, a clean-up and beautification will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 5 community sites, or sign-up to volunteer for your school’s clean-up:

    Site A - Earl Warren Park

    Site B - Lake Chabot Regional Park

    Site C - Cull Canyon Regional Recreation Area

    Site D - Castro Valley Creek

    Site E - Downtown Castro Valley

    Various Schools (contact your school to sign-up for their clean-up)

    Volunteer and Support a Local Charity:  A $5.00 donation to one of three local charities will be made on behalf of each event volunteer.  This year’s charity groups include:A.R.T. Inc., Kiwanis International Inc., and Friends of Castro Valley Library.  A brief description of each charity group is available on CVSan’s website, www.cvsan.org/ED.  Charity groups were selected through a public process by CVSan’s Community Advisory Committee, a ten-member volunteer group that represents the community’s interests by providing a voice directly to the CVSan Board of Directors.

    Recycle Event & Compost Give-Away:  Held at Canyon Middle School from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., by CVSan and Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. (WMAC) for CVSan customers only.  The following materials will be accepted:

    • Used Cooking Oil– Limit 10-gallons per household (Residents only)
    • Sensitive Documents – Limit 10 banker boxes or equivalent of paper documents for shredding.
    • Tires– Limit 4 passenger car or light truck tires.
    • Construction & Demolition (C&D) Voucher (Residents only) – Obtain a C&D voucher to drop off 2 cubic-yards (per household) at the Davis Street Transfer Station in San Leandro. Supplies are limited and will be distributed 1st come 1st served.

    The following will be distributed:

    • Bagged Compost- Three 1-cubic foot bags per household or business.  Supplies are limited and will be distributed 1st come 1st served.  Vehicle loading assistance is available.

    For complete details and instructions, visit www.cvsan.org/ED.

     

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 3:53pm

    Gear up for Earth Day by attending Castro Valley Sanitary District’s (CVSan) informative workshop from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8th!

    The presentation will begin with CVSan’s Pat Krevey sharing a brief history of Earth Day and how CVSan’s Earth Day festivities have evolved over the years.  Learn how you can participate in CVSan’s Earth Day event on Saturday, April 26th and learn about other volunteer opportunities in the area.

    Learn about California Native and Mediterranean Plants.  Lori Caldwell of StopWaste.Org’s Bay-Friendly Gardening program, Master Composter since 2006, and avid edible gardener, will give a live demonstration on sheet mulching.

    Lori will also get you ready for Spring – the best time to work in your garden, convert your lawn, and add new plants.  A list of local nurseries that carry Bay-Friendly (drought tolerant California native and Mediterranean) plants will be provided.

    Register now for this free workshop at www.cvsan.org/learn-- Castro Valley Sanitary District Offices, 21040 Marshall Street.  Refreshments will be served.

    This workshop is part of CVSan’s “LeaR4n” workshop series.  Additional workshops for 2014 include:

    • Saturday, 6/14th.

     

  • Friday, March 14, 2014 - 8:56am

    CVSan is opening 2014 registration to Castro Valley Sanitary District residents and business owners to attend a free tour of the Davis Street Transfer Station (DSTS) in San Leandro on May 30th.

    DSTS processes and sorts 4,000 tons of materials a day with 4 state-of-the-art processing facilities, including a brand new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified organics building, single stream materials recovery facility that houses a high-tech optical sorter which uses infrared light and manual sorters that separate materials with precision and speed.

    Most attendees find the 3 hour tour very interesting and can’t wait to walk through the processing facility and ask those “Where do I put this?” questions of DSTS and CVSan staff and learn what happens to their organics, recycling, and garbage once it leaves the curb.

    For more information please visit www.cvsan.org/dststour.  Please note this is the only tour CVSan is offering and registration is limited.

    To reduce vehicle emissions and make the tour more enjoyable, CVSan provides transportation to the facility free of charge.

     

  • Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 12:45pm

    The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) will be hosting its first annual Contractors Meeting on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room at CVSan’s main office, located at 21040 Marshall Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546.  Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

    Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to:

    • CVSan’s Lateral Replacement Grant Program (LRGP)
    • List of Qualified Contractors
    • Permit Pricing and Site Visit Changes
    • Inspection Availability and Requirements
    • Mini-Spec Requirements
    • Project Bidding Overview

    A finalized agenda will be available on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, which can be accessed online at (www.cvsan.org/acm), via emailed request to stacy@cvsan.org, or via written request to CVSan, Attn: Stacy Marcoux, 20211 Patio Drive, Suite 200, Castro Valley, CA 94546.

    Space is limited so we highly encourage all contractors to pre-register to secure a spot.  The first 20 who pre-register will receive a free reusable canvas bag.

    For additional information, please contact Stacy Marcoux at (510) 537-0757 ext. 124 or via email at stacy@cvsan.org.

     

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:29pm

    The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) is pleased to report that Stacy Marcoux, Administrative Assistant, completed the California Special Districts Association’s (CSDA) Board Secretary/Clerk Certificate Program. 

    The board secretary/clerk in a special district plays a multi-faceted role that is also one of the most highly visible in CVSan. Board members, the public and staff turn to the board secretary/clerk as a resource for information and assistance. In addition, the board secretary/clerk must understand CVSan’s extensive legal requirements, handle a wide variety of situations, respond to the needs of board members and the public, and document board activities and decisions.

    This certificate program was developed by CSDA in order to expand educational opportunities for individuals who hold this important position in special districts. The Board Secretary/Clerk Certificate Program recognizes individuals who invest the time in becoming trained in the various components of this essential and often complex job.

    In order to become certified under the program, Stacy Marcoux attended two workshops developed specifically by CSDA for board secretaries/clerks, and four elective webinars covering topics ranging from proper records retention and management to how to assist in running an effective board meeting to understanding board member and district liability issues.

    This specially designed CSDA program is an excellent opportunity for board secretaries/clerks to further their education, gain a better understanding of the role they play in their special district and discuss issues important to the effective performance of a board secretary/clerk.

     

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:27pm

    Congratulations to Redwood High School for completing Redwood’s first waste audit! Organized by high school counselor, Ninah Asuncion, the audit was conducted as part of CVSan’s Green Ribbon Schools Program. The waste audit helped identify how well Redwood students and staff are recycling and composting, and highlighted which areas could be improved upon. 

    The waste audit was held after school on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Three students volunteered their time to sort through one day’s worth of garbage - 28.5 gallons!

    The results of the waste audit showed that 33% of the materials sorted in the waste audit was actual garbage. Recyclable materials made up 50% of materials sorted and the remaining 17% was compostable material. Considering that Redwood’s food scrap recycling (organics) program began nine months ago, the waste audit results show that students and staff are doing a great job sorting their organics materials! Ongoing improvements to the organics and recycling programs at Redwood will surely further waste reduction for the school.

    Great job Redwood High School for committing to see what’s in the garbage and continuing to reduce waste at school!  A special thank you goes to Ninah Asuncion, Dan Poulos, and the three students for a successful waste audit!

    Below are a few photos of the day’s activities. 

  • Monday, February 10, 2014 - 3:46pm

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) offices will observe President’s Day, Monday, February 17th as a Holiday.  CVSan offices will be closed.  Please call (510) 537-0757 for sewer emergencies.  For information regarding CVSan services and programs, visit www.cvsan.org.

    Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. (WMAC) will not observe the Presidents Day Holiday and will provide recycling, organics, and garbage collection services on their normal collection day.  WMAC offices will be open.  Please call WMAC at (510) 537-5500 (residential) or (510) 613-8700 (commercial/business) with solid waste services questions.  WMAC 98th Avenue Cashier, Hayward Pay Station, and Oak Harbor Call Center will be open Monday, February 17th.

     

     

  • Monday, January 27, 2014 - 1:11pm

    Most businesses in Castro Valley generate at least a small amount of organics to make service worth the small effort but restaurants and schools have even more organics than garbage!  With food scraps, food-soiled paper, and paper towels or facial tissues, there are plenty of opportunities to collect organics and save money. Now over 100 businesses in Castro Valley are saving with organics!

    How do businesses that participate in organics save money?  In CVSan, collection rates for organics cart service are less than the cost of garbage cart service, which adds up to a lot of savings. To reward businesses for their efforts to participate in organics collection, CVSan implemented the 4R Business, 4R Planet Recognition Program in 2009 to certify 4R Star businesses that complete activities in each of the 4R categories.  Those categories are more simple than you might think: Reduce (buy less, buy in bulk, etc.), Reuse (use reusable utensils or cups, etc.), Recycle, and Rot (organics).  

    Certified businesses receive a cash award up to $525!  Over 70 businesses have now been certified and received their 4R Star award and recognition.  For more information, please visit our website at www.cvsan.org/BecomeA4RStar.  Go to www.cvsan.org/4RStarDirectoryfor the complete directory of 4R Stars in Castro Valley.  To inquire about starting organics service, contact CVSan at (510) 537-0757. 

     

    The Burrito Shop (shown above) has been a CVSan 4R Star since May 2013 and customers and staff participate in the recycling and organics programs every day.

     

  • Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 10:00am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) thanks its Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for serving during the 2013 year.  The 2014 CAC members are as follows:

    • John Maher, Chair of the Committee
    • Edie Lee, Vice-Chair of the Committee
    • Gabriela Sanchez
    • Dennis Waespi
    • Guy Sandoval
    • Colin Moy
    • Serena Foxworthy
    • Sonya Howes
    • Esiason Rodriguez, Student member
    • *Nikita Khurana, Student member 

    The purpose of the CVSan CAC is to represent the community's interests by providing a voice directly to the CVSan Board of Directors.  CAC members serve without compensation or benefits and are responsible for attending monthly CAC meetings, reading all materials for each meeting and being fully informed to make recommendations to the CVSan Board.  The CAC provides feedback on specific assigned items, services, and proposed actions.

    The CAC members also attend Board meetings (at least one member per meeting), attend tours and field trips to locations of interest to the District from time to time, and volunteer to represent the District for CVSan projects and events in the community. 

    The CAC members are key contributors to CVSan’s Green Hearts Volunteer Program.  Please contact a CAC member if you are interested in getting involved with CVSan efforts.  For more information on the CVSan CAC or CVSan Green Hearts, please visit www.cvsan.org/CACor www.cvsan.org/GreenHearts.

    *This member is new to the Committee this year.  The other members have served for at least one year and some of the members have been on the Committee for more.

     

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 5:01pm

    CVSan is on the Path to Zero Waste; Come Along!

     

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) has long practiced and promoted the 4Rs (Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Rot) to reduce waste and conserve resources.  CVSan’s Solid Waste Department has developed innovative and award-winning programs to reduce waste and disposal, increase diversion, and educate our community.  As we continue to practice the 4Rs, a higher goal of Zero Waste is ahead.  CVSan is developing the Path to Zero Waste, and invites our community to come along and participate.

    What can you do to participate?  CVSan will be hosting the following free community workshops.  All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Workshops will be held at CVSan offices, 21040 Marshall Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546.

    Zero Waste Kick-Off Workshop
    Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Sustainable Citizen Workshop
    Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Zero Waste Workshop
    (at Community Advisory Committee Meeting)
    Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:15 – 8:00 p.m.

    Who are CVSan and our community working with?  On August 30, 2013, CVSan sent out a Request for Proposals for consultant services to assist staff in creating a CVSan Zero Waste Strategic Plan.  On November 5, 2013, the CVSan Board of Directors selected the HDR Team (HDR Engineering Inc., Zero Waste Associates, and Micro Services Plus).  The HDR Team has experience developing Zero Waste plans for other cities and towns such as: Alameda, Burbank, Los Angeles, Oceanside, Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose, and more. 

    What is Zero Waste?  To quote the Zero Waste International Alliance, a non-profit organization: “Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.  Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.  Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.”

    To learn more about CVSan’s Path to Zero Waste, please visit our website at www.cvsan.org/ZeroWaste

     

     

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 8:55am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) offices will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 20th as a Holiday.  CVSan offices will be closed.  Please call (510) 537-0757 for sewer emergencies.  For information regarding CVSan services and programs, visit www.cvsan.org.

    Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. (WMAC) will not observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday and will provide recycling, organics, and garbage collection services on their normal collection day.  WMAC offices will be open.  Please call WMAC at (510) 537-5500 (residential) or (510) 613-8700 (commercial/business) with solid waste services questions.  WMAC 98th Avenue Cashier, Hayward Pay Station, and Oak Harbor Call Center will be open Monday, January 20th.

     

2011

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 4:59pm

    CVSan is on the Path to Zero Waste; Come Along!

     

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) has long practiced and promoted the 4Rs (Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Rot) to reduce waste and conserve resources.  CVSan’s Solid Waste Department has developed innovative and award-winning programs to reduce waste and disposal, increase diversion, and educate our community.  As we continue to practice the 4Rs, a higher goal of Zero Waste is ahead.  CVSan is developing the Path to Zero Waste, and invites our community to come along and participate.

    What can you do to participate?  CVSan will be hosting the following free community workshops.  All members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Workshops will be held at CVSan offices, 21040 Marshall Street, Castro Valley, CA 94546.

    Zero Waste Kick-Off Workshop
    Thursday, January 30, 2014, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Sustainable Citizen Workshop
    Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

    Zero Waste Workshop
    (at Community Advisory Committee Meeting)
    Thursday, March 13, 2014, 6:15 – 8:00 p.m.

    Who are CVSan and our community working with?  On August 30, 2013, CVSan sent out a Request for Proposals for consultant services to assist staff in creating a CVSan Zero Waste Strategic Plan.  On November 5, 2013, the CVSan Board of Directors selected the HDR Team (HDR Engineering Inc., Zero Waste Associates, and Micro Services Plus).  The HDR Team has experience developing Zero Waste plans for other cities and towns such as: Alameda, Burbank, Los Angeles, Oceanside, Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Jose, and more. 

    What is Zero Waste?  To quote the Zero Waste International Alliance, a non-profit organization: “Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.  Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.  Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.”

    To learn more about CVSan’s Path to Zero Waste, please visit our website at www.cvsan.org/ZeroWaste

     

     

2013

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:32am

    Christmas Holiday

    CVSan Closed 12/24 & 12/25

    WMAC Open 12/24, except 98th Avenue Cashier & Hayward Pay Station closes at 1:00 p.m. & closed 12/25

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) will observe Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 24-25th as a Holiday.  CVSan offices will be closed. Please call (510) 506-5821 for sewer emergencies.  For information regarding CVSan services and programs, visit www.cvsan.org.

    Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) will not observe the Christmas Eve Holiday, and will provide recycling, organics, and garbage collection services on their regular collection day.  WMAC offices will be open.  Please call (510) 537-5500 (residential) or (510) 613-8700 (commercial/business) with solid waste services questions.  WMAC 98th Avenue Cashier, Hayward Pay Station, and Oak Harbor Call Center will be open until 1:00 p.m. at which time they will close. 

    WMAC will observe Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25, 2013 as a holiday.  WMAC offices will be closed. Therefore, recycling, organics, and garbage collection services will be one (1) day later than usual December 26-28, 2013.  Thursday’s collection will be on Friday, and Friday’s collection on Saturday.

    New Year’s Holiday

    CVSan Closed 12/31 & 1/1

    WMAC Open 12/31, except 98th Avenue Cashier closes at 1:00 p.m. & Hayward Pay Station closes at 3:00 p.m.  All closed 1/1.

    CVSan will observe the New Year’s Event and New Year’s Day Holiday on Wednesday and Thursday, December 31, 2013 and January 1, 2014.  CVSan offices will be closed.  Please call (510) 506-5821 with sewer emergencies.  For information regarding CVSan services and programs, visit www.cvsan.org.

    Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) will not observe the New Year’s Eve Holiday, and will provide recycling, organics, and garbage collection services on their regular collection day.  WMAC offices will be open.  Please call (510) 537-5500 (residential) or (510) 613-8700 (commercial/business) with solid waste services questions.  WMAC 98th Avenue Cashier, Hayward Pay Station will be open until 1:00 p.m., and Oak Harbor Call Center will be open until 3:00 p.m. at which time they will close. 

    WMAC will observe New Year’s Day Wednesday, January 1, 2014 as a holiday.  WMAC offices will be closed. Therefore, recycling, organics, and garbage collection services will be one (1) day later than usual January 2-4, 2014.  Thursday’s collection will be on Friday, and Friday’s collection on Saturday.

    The collection of holiday trees will take place January 6-10 and 13-17, 2014.  Please visit our website at www.cvsan.orgfor more information regarding collection guidelines.

     

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 11:29am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) hosted a Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) Driver Appreciation Breakfast and Awards Ceremony today at WMAC offices in Oakland. 

    WMAC driver Darren Woods was recognized for Fewest Missed Pick-Ups for Route #VZ for the past six months.

    WMAC driver James Smith was recognized for Outstanding Customer Service for Route #VD for the past six months.

    WMAC driver Carlos Costa was recognized for Excellent Cart Handler for Route #VA for the past six months.

    CVSan would like to thank all WMAC drivers and staff for their service in the collection of recycling, organics and garbage.

     

  • Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 12:32pm

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) will host a Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) Driver Appreciation Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, December 11th at WMAC offices in Oakland.

    CVSan would like to thank all WMAC drivers and staff for their service in the collection of recycling, organics and garbage.

     

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 4:01pm

    The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.

    “This award is a testament to CVSan’s commitment to open government,” stated Roland Williams, General Manager.  “The entire staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.”

    In order to receive the award, a special district must demonstrate the completion of eight essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.

    CVSan also fulfilled 15 website requirements, including providing readily available information to the public, such as board agendas, past minutes, current district budget, and the most recent financial audit.

    Finally, the district must demonstrate outreach to its constituents that engages the public in its governance, through newsletters and community notification announcing upcoming filing deadlines for elections.

    CVSan is a small public agency organized under the Health and Safety Code of the State of California. As a California Special District, CVSan has responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the sanitary sewer collection system within the unincorporated community of Castro Valley. CVSan is also in charge of the administration of a refuse collection franchise, the District’s 25% interest in a wastewater treatment facility, implementation and administration of State and local mandated recycling programs, as well as participation in sub-regional wastewater discharge and solid/hazardous waste management agencies.

    SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation and other recognition programs.

    Special districts are independent public agencies that deliver core local services to communities, such as water, fire protection, parts and recreation, healthcare, sanitation, mosquito abatement, ports, libraries, public cemeteries and more. Districts are established by voters and their funding is approved by voters in order to meet specific needs through focused service. They can be specially molded to serve large regions or small neighborhoods depending on the need.

     

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 8:58am

    On Thursday, November 14th Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) in coordination with Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) hosted a free “VIP” Davis Street Transfer Station (DSTS) tour for CVSan business owners.  Attendees viewed organic and garbage processing, the residential and commercial materials recovery facilities (MRF), and the residential transfer facility.

     

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 10:34am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan)’s Filter Exchange Program received a Program Innovation award at the annual Used Oil/Household Hazardous Waste Conference hosted by CalRecycle and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) in the category for jurisdictions with a population of 100,000 or less.

    CalRecycle’s award recognized unique and effective innovations in Used Oil recycling programs, including best recycling strategies and “thinking outside the box” with program creativity. 

    CVSan’s “Don’t Forget the Filter” Filter Exchange Program is part of a campaign to increase residential curbside recycling of used oil filters. 

    In October 2013, CVSan staff completed the fourth cycle of the program.  Over 150 residents have participated since the program began in Spring 2012.  The program is implemented twice a year (Spring and Fall), for six weeks at a time.  Single-family residents call WMAC 24-hours in advance of setting out a filter for curbside recycling, to receive a coupon in the mail from CVSan for a new filter.

     Solid Waste Supervisor Naomi Lue (right) and Solid Waste Specialist Michelle Wu (left) accepted the award on October 30, 2013 in Sacramento, California.  Go to www.cvsan.org/usedoilfor more information on how to recycle Used Motor Oil & Filters.

     

  • Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 8:58am

    Veterans Day Holiday

    CVSan Closed 11/11

    WMAC Open 11/11

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) will observe Veterans Day, Monday, November 11, 2013 as a Holiday.  CVSan offices will be closed. Please call (510) 506-5821 for sewer emergencies.  For information regarding CVSan services and programs, visit www.cvsan.org.

    Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) will not observe the Holiday, and will provide recycling, organics, and garbage collection services on their regular collection day.  WMAC offices will be open.  Please call (510) 537-5500 (residential) or (510) 613-8700 (commercial/business) with solid waste services questions.  WMAC 98th Avenue Cashier, Hayward Pay Station, and Oak Harbor Call Center will be open.

    Thanksgiving Day Holiday

    CVSan Closed 11/28-29

    WMAC Closed 11/28 (collection services 1 day later)

    WMAC Open 11/29 except 98th Avenue Cashier & Hayward Pay Station

    CVSan will observe the Thanksgiving Day Holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 28-29, 2013.  CVSan offices will be closed.  Please call (510) 506-5821 with sewer emergencies.  For information regarding CVSan services and programs, visit www.cvsan.org.

    WMAC will observe Thursday, November 28th as a Holiday.  WMAC 98th Avenue Cashier and Hayward Pay Station will be closed November 28-29th.  WMAC Call Center in Oak Harbor will be open on Friday, November 29th.  Therefore, recycling, organics, and garbage collection services will be one (1) day later than usual November 28-30, 2013.  Thursday’s collection will be on Friday, and Friday’s collection on Saturday.