On August, 5, 2014 the CVSan Board of Directors adopted CVSan’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan, and on October 7, 2014, adopted a Zero Waste Goal by 2029.
Over the past 25 years, CVSan’s Board and staff have worked together to create and implement a transformative vision, one that strives to strategically work with the single and multi-family residential, commercial business, and school communities. CVSan has provided leadership in environmental education and a practical, hands-on approach to program development and implementation. Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) has long practiced and promoted the 4Rs (Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Rot) to reduce waste and conserve resources. As we continue to practice the 4Rs, a higher goal of Zero Waste is ahead.
In 2014, CVSan worked with its Zero Waste Consultant, HDR, Inc. and a range of businesses, agencies, schools, community groups, and citizens to put together a Zero Waste Strategic Plan that will guide us on the path to Zero Waste. The Plan explores the past, present, and future of CVSan’s Path to Zero Waste and is a living document. The Plan highlights some of CVSan’s significant achievements and partnerships with the Castro Valley community, reductions of material to landfill, and award-winning recycling and organics diversions program and outreach. To read CVSan’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan or learn more about CVSan’s Path to Zero Waste, please visit our website at www.cvsan.org/ZeroWaste.