Recycles Day is Castro Valley Sanitary District’s (CVSan’s) most popular event and is held twice a year. At Recycles Day, residents are invited to drop off items to be properly recycled or disposed of, such as e-waste, pharmaceuticals, old tires, and Household Hazardous Waste.

The next CVSan Recycles Day will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Canyon Middle School from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for CVSan residents only.

What items will be accepted at this event?

Acceptable items are as follows:

  • E-Waste
  • Used cooking oil
  • Sensitive documents for shredding
  • Mattresses

CVSan residents will also receive three 1-cubic foot bags of compost, a countertop food scrap recycling pail, and a construction & demolition voucher for 2-cubic yards of free drop-off at the Davis Street Transfer Station in San Leandro. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis.

More information on acceptable items and a map containing new instructions on how to drive through the event site will be provided closer to the event.

Note: Some items may be sorted for reuse.  Please factory reset any phones, routers, streaming TV boxes, and other devices that have personal account information.  Follow best practices for erasing and wiping hard drives on computers or physically destroying them.  Remove and erase any memory cards or sim cards in cameras, phones, and other devices.  For more information, please refer to the links below, or contact the product's manufacturer.

Past CVSan Recycles Day Collection Events – The following are highlights about pounds of e-waste collected.

Twenty-eight thousand four hundred and forty-eight (28,448) pounds of Electronic Waste were collected on April 28, 2018.

Twenty-two thousand three hundred and seventy-­two (22,372) pounds of Electronic Waste were collected on August 5, 2017, which included residents from Alameda County.

Twenty-six thousand nine hundred one (26,901) pounds of Electronic Waste were collected on April 29, 2017.

Thank you to the Castro Valley residents, volunteers, and sponsors who made and continue to make these events possible.