The weather was beautiful on Saturday, April 27, 2013 for Castro Valley Sanitary District’s (CVSan’s) Earth Day events. Approximately 600 volunteers at 13 Castro Valley schools and 5 public sites participated in the 11th annual Earth Day Clean-Up. Volunteers cleared 65 cu. yards of plant debris to be composted and abated 15 cu. yards of litter from Castro Valley streets, parks, schools, and creeks.
Volunteers enjoyed a free breakfast, provided by Castro Valley Sanitary District, Castro Valley Adult School’s ACE Program, Peet’s Coffee, Starbucks Coffee, and Safeway. 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).
Donations to Charity Groups
In the spirit of waste reduction and community action, in lieu of an event t-shirt, each clean-up volunteer had the opportunity to select one of five charitable organizations to receive $5.00 on their behalf. A total of $2,585 is being donated to the charities below. Donation amounts were determined based on individual volunteer selections.
Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc. $1,000.00
Castro Valley Sports Foundation $ 770.00
Jenny Lin Foundation $ 530.00
Friends of San Lorenzo Creek $ 195.00
Rotary Club of Castro Valley $ 90.00
Recycle Event and Compost Give-Away
CVSan presented its 12th free Recycle event and Compost Give-Away, also held on April 27th. Within the course of 6½ hours, 1,162 CVSan residents and businesses showed their spirit as responsible consumers by participating in the Recycle event.
They recycled 500 banker boxes of sensitive documents, 89 tires, and 87 mattresses. Below are photos from the event held at Canyon Middle School.
Four thousand twenty (4,020) 1-cubic foot bags of compost and 301 used oil recycling kits 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!