- WHO WE ARE
- Board of Directors
- District Boundaries
- Employment Opportunities
- How CVSan is "Green"
- Public Outreach
- Request for Proposals
- SOLID WASTE
- Collection & Curbside Services
- 4R Star Business
- Bulky & Reuse Pick-Up
- Commercial and Business Organics and Recycling
- Construction & Demolition
- E-Waste (Electronic Waste)
- Extra Service Tags and Paper Garden Bags
- Food Scrap Recycling
- Holiday Tree Recycling
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Mattress Recycling
- Multi-Family Community Recognition
- Multi-Family Recycling
- What Do I Do With...
- Plant Debris Landfill Ban
- Recycling Guides
- Residential Recycling
- Route Maps
- Street Cans
- Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling
- Waste Management of Alameda County
- Alameda County Industries (ACI)
- Reduce Waste
- Community & Education
- Build Your Own Sign
- Davis Street Transfer Station Tour
- Donation Request Form
- Earth Day
- Event Recycling
- Green Hearts
- Monthly Department Updates
- Recycles Day
- Repair Workshops
- School Programs
- Zero Waste Week
- Collection & Curbside Services
- Report a Sewer Emergency
- Center Street Project
- Collection System Maintenance
- Construction Projects
- Construction Standards
- Dental Amalgam Program
- Fats, Oils, and Grease Control Program
- Lateral Replacement Grant Program
- Permits and Fees
- Prevent Sewer Blockages
- Private Sewer Lateral Program
- Sanitary Sewer Management Plan
- Sewer Service Charges
- CONTACT US
Community & Education
CVSan is committed to engaging the Castro Valley community in the 4Rs and Zero Waste activities. We offer a wide range of programs on topics including zero waste and composting, as well as educational workshops which include electronics repair workshops and school presentations. We also offer tools to help you at home, such as the “Build Your Own Sign” tool for your recycling, organics, and garbage bins and event recycling tools to help you with greening your home and for community events. Please read on for some of our many programs and services in this area.
CVSan anticipates many speaking engagements during the year on various programs and waste reduction topics. Speaking engagements are intended for the Castro Valley community. When determining which events will be attended, preference may be given to groups with a higher percentage of CVSan attendees.
CVSan regularly donates materials to the community to assist with waste reduction. Examples of past donation requests include:
- Clearstream containers (bottles and cans, or organics)
- Slim Jim containers with lids (recycling or organics)
- Drop boxes (for recycling, organics, or garbage)
- Carts (for recycling, organics, or garbage)
- Compost and Mulch
- Used Oil Recycling Promotional Items, and much more.
Every April, CVSan presents the Annual Earth Day event, Recycles Day and Compost Give-Away. Over the course of six and a half hours, over one thousand CVSan residents and businesses participate and show their spirit and environmental responsibility by disposing of e-waste and other items during the event at allocated stations. Over five hundred members of the community regularly volunteer their time for the Earth Day Clean-up.
CVSan promotes the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot), through community events where the 4Rs are utilitzed and demonstrated. Modeling the 4Rs helps save money while conserving resources. CVSan offers a variety of key resources and expertise to help with event greening using the 4Rs. If you are ready to reduce the amount of waste your event creates, we are ready to help.
The CVSan Green Hearts Team is for members of the Castro Valley community who are looking for a great way to give back to the environment and to Castro Valley. Green Hearts Team volunteers will wear their hearts on their sleeve with the goal to help others compost, recycle, and beautify Castro Valley all year round. Green Hearts volunteer opportunities include the following: Event Recycling and Organics (Compost) Station Monitoring, Cleanup Assistance, Food Scrap Recycling Visual Audits, Clerical Assistance, CVSan Social Media Promotion, and more.
Bring your non-functioning or unusable things (electronics, small appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, etc.) for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. A workspace, specialty tools, and guidance will be provided to help you troubleshoot issues with your item. Whether your item is repaired or not, you’ll learn more about how it was manufactured, how it’s supposed to work and how to fix it yourself. Children must be monitored by an adult at all times.
CVSan provides technical and financial assistance in designing and enhancing waste reduction and recycling programs for Castro Valley schools. If you are ready to reduce the amount of waste your school generates, we are ready to help you! Read below to learn more about our school programs and resources to help your school send less to the landfill.
Individual Community and Education Web Pages: