Twenty thousand three hundred twenty (20,320) pounds of Electronic Waste were collected on April 25th at CVSan’s Recycles Day. Thank you to the Castro Valley residents, volunteers, and sponsors who made this event possible.

1. The next CVSan Recycles Day for Alameda County residents only will be held at Canyon Middle School on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Click here to view a map of the event drop-off stations at Canyon Middle School.

2. Acceptable items for CVSan’s August 8th Recycles Day drop-off are:

YES: BBQ grills, blender, calculators, cameras, can opener, clock radios, coffee grinder, coffee pot, computer battery pack (8” encased), computer towers/CPUs, copy machines (max size 40”x48” sq., disk drives (hard/floppy), DVDs, DVD players, fax machines, keyboards, knife sharpener, irons, lab equipment (electronic), laptops, LCD projectors, microwave ovens (regular & convection), mixers, motherboards, mouse (mice), network routers/switches, oscilloscopes, overhead projectors, PDAs, power tools (drills, power saws), printers, record players, remote controls (batteries removed), scanners, servers, shredders, speakers, stereo systems, tape recorders, telephones/cell phones (including batteries and accessories), televisions (no size limit) & monitors (including LCD & plasma), typewriters, vacuums, VCRs, and wire, cords and cables/power supplies.

NO: Ammunition, flares, explosives, radioactive materials, large appliances (refrigerators, freezers, dish washers, washing machines, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, etc.), asbestos, books, manuals & packaging, PCB light ballasts, smoke detectors, thermostats, compressed gases, propane and fire extinguishers (accepted at the Hayward HHW facility).

Note: Some items may be sorted for reuse. Data will be removed from all collected hard drives according to Department of Defense standards.

What should be done with old electronic products? Computer monitors, televisions and other electronic equipment should NOT be disposed of with your garbage, recycling, or organics.  Working TVs, monitors, computers and other consumer electronics can be sold or donated thereby prolonging their useful life.  Nonfunctioning TVs and computer monitors should be recycled by an organization equipped to handle them.

Note: To ensure the health of our environment, please do some research before having E-Waste picked up from your residence or business and also before dropping it off at a non-CVSan sponsored collection event.  Most E-Waste materials have special collection, handling and recycling procedures and, by law, many are banned from garbage and the landfill.  Please visit to confirm the organization taking your E-Waste is environmentally responsible.

E-Waste options for Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) residents and businesses include:

  1. Goodwill
  2. Alameda County organizations that recycle e-waste