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2014

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 1:09pm

    L-R, CVSan Solid Waste Supervisor Naomi Lue, Marshall Elementary School Principal Jesse Woodward, and CVSan Solid Waste Specialist Michelle Wu at Marshall Elementary School’s new Kindergarten playground.  CVSan donated nearly $4,000 in grant funding to purchase a 1,000 square-foot poured in place recycled rubber surface basemat to turn an unused concrete yard into a new Kindergarten playground.

    In time for the start of the 2014/15 School Year, Marshall Elementary School completed installation of its new Kindergarten playground including a 95% recycled rubber surface basemat.  The playground, which turned an unused concrete yard into a safe recreation space for pre-school and kindergarten students, was made possible by a $3,811.40 grant from Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan).  At the April 1, 2014 CVSan Board of Directors meeting, Board members approved the donation, with funding coming from Measure D and Recycled Product Purchase Preference funds.

     

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:24am

    Do you change your own motor oil?  Do you live in a single-family home?  If you answered yes to both questions, keep reading!  CVSan is announcing its award-winning Used Motor Oil Filter Exchange Program beginning September 8th and ending October 17th.  Participants will receive a coupon in the mail for a new filter! 

    There are 4 easy steps for single-family residents to participate in the filter exchange program and recycle used motor oil filters curbside:

    1. Drain the used motor oil filter into a pan for 24 hours (an important step, since filters can hold up to a quart of oil).
    2. Place the filter in the zippered bag that comes with the free used oil recycling kit from WMAC.
    3. If you’d like to participate in the filter exchange program, notify Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc.’s (WMAC’s) Customer Service Center, M-F, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at (510) 537-5500 at least 24 hours before setting out used motor oil and filter(s) curbside to receive a coupon* in the mail from CVSan for a new filter. 
    4. Set the sealed bag next to your used motor oil at the curb, and WMAC will collect the filter and used motor oil on your regular collection day. 

    Single-family residents can set out up to 3 jugs and 3 filters curbside on your collection day.  Go to www.cvsan.org/usedoilfor more information on how to recycle used motor oil & filters!

    * The coupon may be redeemed for one (1) filter up to $10 (including tax).  A used motor oil filter must be set out for recycling curbside in order to receive a coupon for a new filter.  Coupon is for a limited time only and expires October 27, 2014.  CVSan reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time for any reason.

     

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 9:23am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) hosted its 12th annual Earth Day Clean-Up event in April 2014.  For the third year in a row, CVSan provided each volunteer an opportunity to select one of three local charities to receive $5.00 on their behalf.  CVSan is proudly donating a total of $1,635.00 to local charity groups based on each volunteer’s selection. 

    Friends of Castro Valley Library representatives Jane Kraut, Joan King, and Ned Lyke attended CVSan’s August Board meeting.  They were presented with a donation of $1,045.00 by the CVSan Board of Directors, which means 209 volunteers selected Friends of Castro Valley Library as their charity of choice on Earth Day.  Ms. Kraut thanked CVSan’s Board of Directors for their generous donation.  She stated that the funds will be used for the Spectrum of Science Program for children and the program will be offered to all children for free. 

     

      

                   

     

    (Left to right – Dave Sadoff, CVSan Board member; Ned Lyke, Jane Kraut, and Joan King, Friends of Castro Valley Library representatives; Daniel Akagi, CVSan Board President; and Ralph Johnson, CVSan Board member.)

     

  • Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 8:07am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) offices will observe Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014.  CVSan offices will be closed.  Please call (510) 537-0757 with questions or for sewer emergencies. For information regarding CVSan services and programs, visit www.cvsan.org.

    Recycling, organics, and garbage collection services will happen as scheduled.  However, Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) office on 98th Avenue and Hayward Pay Station will be closed. For solid waste service questions, please call WMAC at (510) 537-5500 (residential) or (510) 613-8700 (commercial/business).

     

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 2:05pm

    L-R, CVSan Board Member Ralph Johnson (center in blazer jacket), General Manager Roland Williams, and Solid Waste Supervisor Naomi Lue were recognized at the August 12thState of Organics in California event at the State Capitol as a public agency who is a champion in successfully meeting the organic materials recycling challenge.

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) was recognized on August 12, 2014 as a public agency who is a champion in successfully meeting the organic materials recycling challenge in partnership with Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc.  CVSan is a California Special District providing wastewater and solid waste services to a community of 55,000.

    In 2002, CVSan was the first jurisdiction in Alameda County to have a curbside food scrap recycling program, which has contributed to CVSan’s 50% reduction to landfill since 2005.  In 2007, CVSan produced a comprehensive Schools Food Scrap Recycling Guide and has partnered with schools in implementing a sustainable and educational food scrap recycling program.  The 16 schools who compost have an average diversion rate of 79% and were certified by CVSan as Green Ribbon Schools.  In CVSan, 130 commercial businesses are Food Service Establishments.  Of those 130, 71% have an organics program.  90 businesses have been certified by CVSan as 4R Star Businesses.  In 2011, CVSan began rolling out Food Scrap Recycling Programs in Multi-Family complexes and 73% have organics services.  Every year, CVSan returns up to 5% of its organics back to the community in the form of finished compost.  450 cubic yards were distributed last year.

    Through strategic partnerships, long-range planning, hands-on waste audits, technical assistance, educational outreach, and certifications, CVSan has developed successful Food Scrap Recycling Programs for its single and multi-family residents, businesses, and schools.  CVSan celebrated its 75th Anniversary on July 25, 2014, and looks forward to continuing to provide its community with effective environmental services.

     

  • Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:08am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) hosted its 12th annual Earth Day Clean-Up event in April 2014.  For the third year in a row, CVSan provided each volunteer an opportunity to select 1 of 3 local charities to receive $5.00 on their behalf.  CVSan is proudly donating a total of $1,635.00 to local charity groups based on each volunteer’s selection. 

    Kiwanis representative, Bill Mulgrew, attended CVSan’s July Board meeting and was presented with a donation of $275.00.  Mr. Mulgrew thanked CVSan’s Board of Directors for their generous donation.  He shared the donation will go towards two of the causes supported by Kiwanis Hayward-Castro Valley Chapter.  Kiwanis International is working to eradicate neo-natal tetanus in partnership with UNICEF.  There are 24 countries left with this disease and every 9 minutes a baby dies from it.  Additionally, the Kiwanis Hayward-Castro Valley Chapter plans to assist Castro Valley Relay for Life who hosts a hot breakfast for approximately 150 volunteers. 

     

      

                   

     

    (Left to right – CVSan General Manager, Roland Williams; Kiwanis member, Bill Mulgrew; and CVSan Board President, Daniel Akagi.)

     

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:54am

    The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) has acquired the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) property near the intersection of Castro Valley Blvd. and Center Street.  This property was surplused by the State of California.  CVSan purchased the 73,000 square feet site for $1,500,000.

    “This property is almost three times the size of CVSan’s current offices and can offer many opportunities for more efficient operations in the future” said General Manager Roland Williams.

    CVSan could benefit from the following:

    • Consolidated operations at one site.
    • Purchased property below market value.
    • Beautification of a blighted and underutilized area in Castro Valley.

    The site will be integral in CVSan’s long-term strategic plans.

     

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:52am

    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 Daniel Gutierrez was recognized for Fewest Missed Pick-Ups for Route #VY (Recycling) for the past six months.

    WMAC driver Darren Woods was recognized for Outstanding Customer Service for Route #VZ (Recycling) for the past six months.

    WMAC driver Michael James Johnson was recognized for Excellent Cart Handler for Route #VC (Garbage) 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.

     

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:48am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) offices will observe Independence Day, Friday, July 4th 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.

    Recycling, organics, and garbage collection services will happen as scheduled.  However, Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) office on 98th Avenue and Hayward Pay Station will be closed. For solid waste service questions, please call WMAC at (510) 537-5500 (residential) or (510) 613-8700 (commercial/business).

     

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:46am

    School Custodians go out of their way to help schools reduce waste.  Schools in Castro Valley have high recycling and composting or “diversion” rates (average 76%) in large part due to the efforts of custodians.  Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) recognized school custodians during the 3rd CVSan Custodian Recognition Luncheon at Canyon Middle School on Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  All Castro Valley School Custodians and School Administration were invited.   

    Awards were given out to the following Custodians:

    • The Dan Curry Custodian Program of the Year Award:Tim DeForest of Creekside Middle School (see photo below).
    • The Custodian Organics Program of the Year Award:  Castro Valley High School Team: Joe Cannon, Jay Espitallier, Brad Fuzetti, Hai Feng Yu, Kenny Wong, Dave Elliott, Gloria Sira, Vince Sly, JR Hoops, and James Garma.
    • The Custodian Recycling Educator of the Year Award:  Fred Meyer of Chabot Elementary School.

     

                             

    (Left photo: Creekside Lead Custodian Tim DeForest, and CVSan General Manager Roland Williams.  Group Photo (right): CVUSD custodian staff, CVUSD Board of Education members, CVUSD Superintendent Jim Negri, CVSan Board members, and General Manager Roland Williams)

    Approximately 50 people were in attendance, including most of the Castro Valley Unified School District Custodians, Maintenance and Operations Supervisor Charlotte Irwin, Program Technician Carey Sanchez Para, Castro Valley Sanitary District General Manager Roland Williams, and CVSan staff members Naomi Lue, Michelle Wu, and Robin Kim.  Castro Valley Unified School Board members Janice Friesen, Gary Howard, Charmaine Banther, and John Barbieri were in attendance, along with CVUSD Superintendent Jim Negri.

    “Helping schools reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and educating students about recycling and composting are important parts of our mission at CVSan.  Without the dedication and support from school custodians, we wouldn’t be where we are today—recycling and composting 76% of what used to be thrown away as garbage,” said General Manager, Roland Williams.

     

  • Monday, June 9, 2014 - 3:18pm

    On Friday May 30th Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) in coordination with Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) hosted a free Davis Street Transfer Station (DSTS) tour for CVSan residents and business owners.  Attendees viewed organic and garbage processing, the residential and commercial material recovery facilities (MRF), and the residential transfer facility.

    CVSan bring your own bags (BYOB) and a fats, oil & grease (FOG) scraper were given out to tour attendees.

     

  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:54am

    Sixteen schools located in the Castro Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) and/or Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) boundaries have been certified as Green Ribbon Schools for the 2013/14 school year. Certifications were presented by the CVSan Board of Directors at the June 3rd Board meeting. 

    In 2007, CVSan launched the Green Ribbon Schools Program to guide schools towards sustainable implementation of waste reduction programs. Application highlights include:

     

    • Award Structure- Awards are based on a $1,500 flat rate plus add-ons for school size and “extra credit” for additional activities completed and excellence in diversion. Awards range from $1,600 - $2,765.
    • Activities- Schools must complete a minimum of 34 activities in the categories of the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot), Environmental Education, and Administration and Promotion.
    • Diversion- Schools must achieve a minimum diversion rate of 65%.

    2013/14 Green Ribbon certified school received the following awards:

     

    School

    Award Amount

    1. A Shepherd’s Heart Christian School

    $1,755

    1. Canyon Middle School

    $2,025

    1. Castro Valley Adult School

    $2,510

    1. Castro Valley Elementary School

    $1,895

    1. Castro Valley High School

    $2,420

    1. Chabot Elementary School

    $1,780

    1. Creekside Middle School

    $1,820

    1. Independent Elementary School

    $1,955

    1. Jensen Ranch Elementary School

    $1,780

    1. Marshall Elementary School

    $1,800

    1. Palomares Elementary School

    $1,795

    1. Proctor Elementary School

    $1,920

    1. Redwood High School

    $1,785

    1. Stanton Elementary School

    $1,835

    1. Sterling West Anchor Education

    $1,875

    1. Vannoy Elementary School

    $1,800

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *Awards funded by Import Mitigation Funds

    CVSan is pleased to announce that Redwood High School & Sterling West Anchor Education became first-year Green Ribbon certified schools!  In addition to receiving a cash award for their efforts to “go green,” first-year Green Ribbon schools received a banner made from recycled plastic.  Remaining schools received a current year patch.  

    All eighteen public and private schools located within the CVSan and/or CVUSD boundaries were eligible to participate. For more information and to view the application, please visit www.cvsan.org/schools.

    Additionally, the following schools received donations this school year from CVSan to promote recycling and food scrap recycling in their schools.  Donations are funded by various grants.

     

    School

    Amount

    Donation Description

    A Shepherd’s Heart

    $69.00

    Indoor recycling & organics containers

    Canyon Middle

    $245.00

    Indoor recycling containers

    Castro Valley Adult

    $338.00

    Indoor recycling & organics containers & signs

    Castro Valley Elem.

    $188.00

    Indoor recycling & organics containers & signs

    Castro Valley High

    $2,340.00

    Indoor & outdoor recycling, organics & garbage containers & signs

    Castro Valley Unified

    $930.00

    Tandem dolly for brute containers

    Chabot Elementary

    $40.00

    Bamboo gloves for Green Team Students

    Jensen Ranch Elem.

    $707.00

    Indoor recycling & organics containers & signs

    Marshall Elementary

    $520.00

    Indoor recycling & organics containers & signs

    Palomares Elementary

    $22.00

    Recycling & organics signs

    Proctor Elementary

    $1,056.02

    Organics box, mulch, compost

    Redwood High

    $160.00

    Indoor recycling, organics & garbage containers/signs

    Stanton Elementary

    $448.26

    Organics box for Earth Day

    Sterling West

    $349.00

    Indoor recycling, organics & garbage containers/signs

    Vannoy Elementary

    $21.00

    Indoor organics containers

     

    Participating Earth Day event schools received a total donation of 61 cubic yards of compost and 44 cubic yards of mulch. 

    As a result of our collective work, Castro Valley schools now recycle & compost (divert) 76% of what used to be thrown away as garbage!  Together, we are meeting our goal of 75% diversion and beyond!

     

  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 10:52am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) will host a Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC) Driver Appreciation Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, June 18th 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.

     

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 7:52am

    Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2013/14 CVSan Environmental Leader in Waste Reduction Scholarship: Madeline Hahn and Suzanna Chak.  This is the first year CVSan offered the scholarship to high school seniors.  The scholarship is a way to recognize those students who are taking action and encouraging environmental awareness through waste reduction within their school and community. 

    The two scholarship winners were invited to CVSan’s Board of Directors meeting on May 6, 2014.  Environmental leadership was demonstrated by the scholarship winners through participation in CVSan’s Community Advisory Committee and participation in environmental clubs at Castro Valley High School.  Madeline Hahn described the motivation to become an environmental leader in her essay:

    I don’t think I even realized how much of an impact each person has on our environment until I attended a Davis Street Transfer Station tour sponsored by the Castro Valley Sanitary District.  We looked at compost, recycling, clothes, but the image that stuck with me the most was looking into the massive warehouse full of “trash”.  Things that weren’t put into the recycling or compost. I then imagined almost half of the “trash” in there disappearing.  It could’ve turned into mulch to grow plants or trees to grow paper.  The possibilities are endless for each small act of environmental awareness.

    CVSan’s Environmental Leader in Waste Reduction Scholarship award winners each receive a $500 scholarship.  Please see below for photos from the May 6th Board Meeting:

     

  • Monday, May 12, 2014 - 1:21pm

    Clean-Up Event

    The weather was beautiful on Saturday, April 26, 2014 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 12th annual Earth Day Clean-Up.  Volunteers cleared 55 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, 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).

     

     

     

    Volunteers at Independent Elementary removed weeds from school grounds.

    Volunteers installed new landscaping near the new Fitness Zone at Lake Chabot Regional Park.

    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 $1,635 is being donated to the charities below.  Donation amounts were determined based on individual volunteer selections.

     A.R.T. Inc.                                                          $315.00

    Kiwanis International Inc.                                    $275.00

    Friends of Castro Valley Library                       $1,045.00

                                                                Total     $1,635.00

     

    Recycle Event and Compost Give-Away

    CVSan presented its 13th free Recycle event and Compost Give-Away, also held on April 26th.  Within the course of 6½ hours, Over 1,150 CVSan residents and businesses showed their spirit as responsible consumers by participating in the Recycle event.

    They recycled 823 banker boxes of sensitive documents, 79 tires, and 45 gallons used cooking oil.  Up to 600 cubic yards of C & D will be recycled from 300 vouchers distributed.  Below are photos from the event held at Canyon Middle School.

     

     

    Document Shredding being retrieved from attendee’s vehicle

    Passenger & light truck tires collected.

    Four thousand eighty (4,080) 1-cubic foot bags of compost, 373 used oil recycling kits, and 756 Fats, Oil, and Grease (FOG) scrapers 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!

     

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:10am

    The Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) will be continuing the Lateral Replacement Grant Program (LRGP) effective July 7, 2014.  Any State of California licensed contractors interested in being listed as a “CVSan Qualified Plumbing Contractor,” eligible to provide quotations to residents who are participating in the LRGP, please submit a written request no later than Friday, May 30, 2014 to Castro Valley Sanitary District, 20211 Patio Drive, Suite 200, Castro Valley, CA  94546.

    Please be advised that qualified contractors are given such designation based on the following criteria:

    1. Properly licensed (either C42 - Sanitation System or Class A - General Engineering Contractor) to work on sewer lines and work in the public roadway.
    2. Have no outstanding matters or disputed work with CVSan (i.e., incorrect installations or incomplete work after permit expiration).
    3. Have not presented misleading or confusing print media to the community or property owners about the LRGP.

    Please be advised, contractors that do not meet the above criteria will be removed from the contractors list for a period of 12 months.

    For additional information, please contact the Castro Valley Sanitary District, 20211 Patio Drive, Suite 200, Castro Valley at (510) 606-1300.

     

  • Monday, April 21, 2014 - 2:38pm

    Do you change your own motor oil?  Do you live in a single-family home?  If you answered yes to both questions, keep reading!  CVSan is announcing its award-winning Used Motor Oil Filter Exchange Program beginning April 28th and ending June 6th.  Participants will receive a coupon in the mail for a new filter! 

    There are 4 easy steps for single-family residents to participate in the filter exchange program and recycle used motor oil filters curbside:

    1. Drain the used motor oil filter into a pan for 24 hours (an important step, since filters can hold up to a quart of oil).
    2. Place the filter in the zippered bag that comes with the free recycling kit from WMAC.
    3. If you’d like to participate in the filter exchange program, notify Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc.’s (WMAC’s) Customer Service Center, M-F, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. at (510) 537-5500 at least 24 hours before setting out used motor oil and filter(s) curbside to receive a coupon* in the mail from CVSan for a new filter. 
    4. Set the sealed bag next to your used motor oil at the curb, and WMAC will collect the filter and used motor oil on your regular collection day. 

    Single-family residents can set out up to 3 jugs and 3 filters curbside on your collection day.  Go to www.cvsan.org/usedoil for more information on how to recycle used motor oil & filters!

    *The coupon may be redeemed for one (1) filter up to $10 (including tax).  A used motor oil filter must be set out for recycling curbside in order to receive a coupon for a new filter.  Coupon is for a limited time only and expires June 16, 2014.  CVSan reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time for any reason.

     

     

  • 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.