1.         Zero Waste Department
The Zero Waste Program Intern’s last day was June 28th. The Department has been working with the Public Outreach Specialist on strategizing the layout for zero waste pages on CVSan’s redesigned website. The Department participated in a quarterly Teambuilding. Staff delivered a safety training on back safety and participated in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workshop on Planning for Natural Disaster Debris. An annual evaluation for the Zero Waste Outreach Specialist was conducted. Staff participated in the 80th Anniversary Committee and WOW Committee. 
 

2.         Zero Waste Committee
The Committee will meet on July 10th and minutes will be included in the September Board agenda packet.
 

3.         Zero Waste

Staff is preparing to brainstorm for the fourth annual Zero Waste Week, to be held at the beginning of February 2020.

 

4.         Alameda County Industries (ACI)
ACI completed CVSan’s first Textile Collection Week June 3rd – 7th from single and multi-family residents. ACI collected over seven tons of textiles, which greatly exceeded expectations. Materials were transported to St. Vincent de Paul in Oregon for sorting and reuse. The next collection is a drop off at the August 3rd Recycles Day event.  Advertisements highlighting new services ran on Facebook during June and have been performing well.   

 

ACI and DSTS Tour: Staff finalized the schedule for the Processing Facilities Tour. The tour will begin at 8:30 at the CVSan office and continue with tours at DSTS and ACI at 9:30am and 10:45am, respectively. To publicize the event to the public, staff ran one Forum ad and one social media ad on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Monthly Coordination Meeting: ACI and CVSan staff met on June 18th and minutes will be included in the August Board packet.
 

5.         Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC)

Staff has been working with WMAC to close out Public Education and Collection Events funds and expenses, and review accounting records for bag-it bags, extra service tags, and paper garden bags.

 

Delinquent Accounts: A final list was prepared for the July 2nd Administrative Hearing of single-family properties with past due balances for services provided by WMAC.
 

6.         CalRecycle

Electronic Annual Report: Staff prepared and delivered a presentation to a CalRecycle representative during the District’s Annual Site Visit from CalRecycle on June 27th.  Staff also provided the representative a tour of several commercial and multi-family properties in Castro Valley, which demonstrate a commitment to recycling and organics collection and innovative waste reduction measures. Staff coordinated with Alameda County and the Oro Loma Sanitary District to collect responses for the CalRecycle Electronic Annual Report 2018 due August 1st.
 

7.         Legislative Updates

SB 1383 – The 2nd draft of the SB 1383 regulations was released on June 17, 2019 with a 15-day public comment period from June 19 – July 3.  The comment period was subsequently extended to July 17, 2019. Staff attended the TAC SB 1383 workgroup meeting on June 26th to discuss the changes in the text and to ask clarifying questions.  StopWaste advised CVSan Staff to review sections related to biosolids in order to submit comments to CalRecycle on this topic.  Staff is reviewing the legislation language in order to submit comments by the revised deadline.

AB 729 – GM Williams approved writing a letter of support for AB 729 (Chu), carpet recycling: carpet stewardship fee protection.  Staff drafted a letter of support and submitted it to several members of the California legislature that would be discussing the legislation in Committee, as advised by the California Product Stewardship Council.

 

8.         Multi-Family Recycling

No audit or maintenance letters were mailed this month, but staff is modifying past letter templates and has drafted audit visit schedules for the next 12 months. Staff continued sending out emails to multi-family dwelling (MFD) sites and made calls to those that were non-responsive to emails or letters regarding the ACI rollout. Staff is discussing the changes with managers and owners of those complexes and has connected (via email or phone) with 140 of 163 properties. Staff is also developing the Multi-Family Recognition Program application for Committee review soon.

 

9.         Commercial Recycling

Commercial Program: The Commercial Guide was finalized and mailed out to every business in the CVSan area.  Staff began editing webpages and developing content for the new CVSan website.

 

Commercial Outreach Blitz: The Commercial Blitz Outreach Team, consisting of one ACI staff and two CVSan staff, contacted 128 businesses to discuss the transition to ACI, offer on-site assistance, and answer general questions about the commercial organics and recycling programs.  In addition, the team provided general program assistance to 16 commercial accounts and conducted site visits at 18 commercial accounts.

 

4R Star Program: No new applications were received in June.  Staff worked on developing a protocol document for processing applications and recertifications.
           

10.       School Programs
4Rs Field Trips: Staff is working on presentation slides and other preparations for the upcoming 2019/20 school year and 4Rs field trips at CVSan.

 

Custodian Recognition Event: Over 50 custodians attended the 8th Annual Custodian Recognition Event on Thursday, June 13th at Castro Valley Center for the Arts at CVHS. The event was well received once again by CVUSD custodians, staff and Board.

 

Green Ribbon Schools Program: 16 schools who submitted Green Ribbon applications were certified Green Ribbon Schools for the 2018/19 School Year and received award checks, totaling over $29,000, in mid-June. Staff has received several Green Ribbon fund reporting forms from schools on how they spend Green Ribbon funds. Staff is now updating the Green Ribbon application for the 19/20 School Year and a copy of the document is attached for informational purposes.

 

Refresher Assemblies: Staff is working on presentation slides and other preparations for the upcoming 2019/20 school year Refresher Assemblies CVSan gives.

 

Scholarship: Staff is updating the CVSan Environmental Leader in Waste Reduction Scholarship Application for the 2019/20 school year and the application will release in August.

 

11.       Street Cans/Recycling Pyramids and Maintenance

No Street Can Audit was conducted in June. The next audit is scheduled for July.

 

12.      Used Motor Oil Recycling Grant

Staff began preparing the UOPP8 Annual Report due on August 15, 2019.

 

Filter Exchange Program: Staff completed the report for the Spring Filter Exchange Program cycle. The Fall Filter Exchange Program will run from October 7 – November 15, 2019. Staff will conduct a meeting with ACI in the upcoming months to discuss the program in detail and plan for the next cycle.

 

13.       Earth Day Clean-Up and Recycles Day

Clean-Up: Charity voting for Earth Day 2020 took place at the June CAC meeting and staff is waiting on a response from two more CAC members (who were not present at the meeting) before finalizing selected charity options for volunteers for the 2020 event.    

 

 

 

Recycles Day: Staff completed the report for the April 13th Recycles Day event. The next Recycles Day event is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019. Staff has continued planning the August event with Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste (AlCo HHW) and ACI. Focus has been on the textile collection station, which is a new element for Recycles Day. Staff has been working with AlCo HHW and ACI to determine the safest and most efficient way to incorporate textile collection into the event. Additionally, due to the success of the new traffic layout used at the April event, staff plans to use the same traffic layout at this event.

 

14.      Advertisements

Three Zero Waste-focused ads ran in the Castro Valley Forum: one ad focused on the Facility Processing Tour, one ad focused on event greening, and one ad focused on Green Ribbon Schools.

 

15.       Pipeline Newsletter

In June, the Summer 2019 Pipeline was printed.  Article topics for the Fall 2019 Pipeline were finalized and reviewed by the Communications Committee.

 

16.       Website/Social Media

In June, CVSan staff tested and requested modifications to the new website’s beta version.

 

On the current CVSan website, pages for Facilities Processing Tour, the commercial landing page, commercial organics, commercial recycling, Landfill Ban, Paper Garden Bags and Extra Service Tags, holiday trees, customer service surveys, and Recycles Day were updated.

 

17.      E-Blasts
Staff sent out an eBlast to Schools to plan for the next school year.

 

18.       Reduce
No change since last month.

 

19.      Reuse
No change since last month.

 

20.       Event Greening
Staff worked with Dolphin Graphics and the Moose Lodge for clearstream donations for the annual car show on Castro Valley Blvd in the middle of June. Next month, ACI will be delivering carts for the annual CV Pride event at CVHS.

 

21.       Community Group Outreach (CGO)
Staff started signing up schools for fall refresher assemblies to be held in August and September.  Staff completed a refresher presentation with Zero Waste Characters movie at ABC Preschool on Monday, June 17th.

 

22.       Green Hearts Volunteers
Staff met with the Castro Valley High School Green Hearts Committee on Monday June 3rd and discussed the following topics to close out the school year: Earth Day Cleanup, the 18/19 School Year, The Green Student Program at CVHS, Outdoor Stations at CVHS, and Summer and the 19/20 School Year.

 

24.       Staff Training
Staff participated in CPR and First Aid training on June 4th.

 

25.       Donation & Supply Requests

Staff processed 27 Donation & Supply Request Forms for the community totaling $4,844 during the month of June.

The Zero Waste Program Intern’s last day was June 28th. The Department has been working with the Public Outreach Specialist on strategizing the layout for zero waste pages on CVSan’s redesigned website. The Department participated in a quarterly Teambuilding. Staff delivered a safety training on back safety and participated in an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) workshop on Planning for Natural Disaster Debris. An annual evaluation for the Zero Waste Outreach Specialist was conducted. Staff participated in the 80th Anniversary Committee and WOW Committee. 
 

2.         Zero Waste Committee
The Committee will meet on July 10th and minutes will be included in the September Board agenda packet.
 

3.         Zero Waste

Staff is preparing to brainstorm for the fourth annual Zero Waste Week, to be held at the beginning of February 2020.

 

4.         Alameda County Industries (ACI)
ACI completed CVSan’s first Textile Collection Week June 3rd – 7th from single and multi-family residents. ACI collected over seven tons of textiles, which greatly exceeded expectations. Materials were transported to St. Vincent de Paul in Oregon for sorting and reuse. The next collection is a drop off at the August 3rd Recycles Day event.  Advertisements highlighting new services ran on Facebook during June and have been performing well.   

 

ACI and DSTS Tour: Staff finalized the schedule for the Processing Facilities Tour. The tour will begin at 8:30 at the CVSan office and continue with tours at DSTS and ACI at 9:30am and 10:45am, respectively. To publicize the event to the public, staff ran one Forum ad and one social media ad on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Monthly Coordination Meeting: ACI and CVSan staff met on June 18th and minutes will be included in the August Board packet.
 

5.         Waste Management of Alameda County (WMAC)

Staff has been working with WMAC to close out Public Education and Collection Events funds and expenses, and review accounting records for bag-it bags, extra service tags, and paper garden bags.

 

Delinquent Accounts: A final list was prepared for the July 2nd Administrative Hearing of single-family properties with past due balances for services provided by WMAC.
 

6.         CalRecycle

Electronic Annual Report: Staff prepared and delivered a presentation to a CalRecycle representative during the District’s Annual Site Visit from CalRecycle on June 27th.  Staff also provided the representative a tour of several commercial and multi-family properties in Castro Valley, which demonstrate a commitment to recycling and organics collection and innovative waste reduction measures. Staff coordinated with Alameda County and the Oro Loma Sanitary District to collect responses for the CalRecycle Electronic Annual Report 2018 due August 1st.
 

7.         Legislative Updates

SB 1383 – The 2nd draft of the SB 1383 regulations was released on June 17, 2019 with a 15-day public comment period from June 19 – July 3.  The comment period was subsequently extended to July 17, 2019. Staff attended the TAC SB 1383 workgroup meeting on June 26th to discuss the changes in the text and to ask clarifying questions.  StopWaste advised CVSan Staff to review sections related to biosolids in order to submit comments to CalRecycle on this topic.  Staff is reviewing the legislation language in order to submit comments by the revised deadline.

AB 729 – GM Williams approved writing a letter of support for AB 729 (Chu), carpet recycling: carpet stewardship fee protection.  Staff drafted a letter of support and submitted it to several members of the California legislature that would be discussing the legislation in Committee, as advised by the California Product Stewardship Council.

 

8.         Multi-Family Recycling

No audit or maintenance letters were mailed this month, but staff is modifying past letter templates and has drafted audit visit schedules for the next 12 months. Staff continued sending out emails to multi-family dwelling (MFD) sites and made calls to those that were non-responsive to emails or letters regarding the ACI rollout. Staff is discussing the changes with managers and owners of those complexes and has connected (via email or phone) with 140 of 163 properties. Staff is also developing the Multi-Family Recognition Program application for Committee review soon.

 

9.         Commercial Recycling

Commercial Program: The Commercial Guide was finalized and mailed out to every business in the CVSan area.  Staff began editing webpages and developing content for the new CVSan website.

 

Commercial Outreach Blitz: The Commercial Blitz Outreach Team, consisting of one ACI staff and two CVSan staff, contacted 128 businesses to discuss the transition to ACI, offer on-site assistance, and answer general questions about the commercial organics and recycling programs.  In addition, the team provided general program assistance to 16 commercial accounts and conducted site visits at 18 commercial accounts.

 

4R Star Program: No new applications were received in June.  Staff worked on developing a protocol document for processing applications and recertifications.
           

10.       School Programs
4Rs Field Trips: Staff is working on presentation slides and other preparations for the upcoming 2019/20 school year and 4Rs field trips at CVSan.

 

Custodian Recognition Event: Over 50 custodians attended the 8th Annual Custodian Recognition Event on Thursday, June 13th at Castro Valley Center for the Arts at CVHS. The event was well received once again by CVUSD custodians, staff and Board.

 

Green Ribbon Schools Program: 16 schools who submitted Green Ribbon applications were certified Green Ribbon Schools for the 2018/19 School Year and received award checks, totaling over $29,000, in mid-June. Staff has received several Green Ribbon fund reporting forms from schools on how they spend Green Ribbon funds. Staff is now updating the Green Ribbon application for the 19/20 School Year and a copy of the document is attached for informational purposes.

 

Refresher Assemblies: Staff is working on presentation slides and other preparations for the upcoming 2019/20 school year Refresher Assemblies CVSan gives.

 

Scholarship: Staff is updating the CVSan Environmental Leader in Waste Reduction Scholarship Application for the 2019/20 school year and the application will release in August.

 

11.       Street Cans/Recycling Pyramids and Maintenance

No Street Can Audit was conducted in June. The next audit is scheduled for July.

 

12.      Used Motor Oil Recycling Grant

Staff began preparing the UOPP8 Annual Report due on August 15, 2019.

 

Filter Exchange Program: Staff completed the report for the Spring Filter Exchange Program cycle. The Fall Filter Exchange Program will run from October 7 – November 15, 2019. Staff will conduct a meeting with ACI in the upcoming months to discuss the program in detail and plan for the next cycle.

 

13.       Earth Day Clean-Up and Recycles Day

Clean-Up: Charity voting for Earth Day 2020 took place at the June CAC meeting and staff is waiting on a response from two more CAC members (who were not present at the meeting) before finalizing selected charity options for volunteers for the 2020 event.    

 

 

 

Recycles Day: Staff completed the report for the April 13th Recycles Day event. The next Recycles Day event is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019. Staff has continued planning the August event with Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste (AlCo HHW) and ACI. Focus has been on the textile collection station, which is a new element for Recycles Day. Staff has been working with AlCo HHW and ACI to determine the safest and most efficient way to incorporate textile collection into the event. Additionally, due to the success of the new traffic layout used at the April event, staff plans to use the same traffic layout at this event.

 

14.      Advertisements

Three Zero Waste-focused ads ran in the Castro Valley Forum: one ad focused on the Facility Processing Tour, one ad focused on event greening, and one ad focused on Green Ribbon Schools.

 

15.       Pipeline Newsletter

In June, the Summer 2019 Pipeline was printed.  Article topics for the Fall 2019 Pipeline were finalized and reviewed by the Communications Committee.

 

16.       Website/Social Media

In June, CVSan staff tested and requested modifications to the new website’s beta version.

 

On the current CVSan website, pages for Facilities Processing Tour, the commercial landing page, commercial organics, commercial recycling, Landfill Ban, Paper Garden Bags and Extra Service Tags, holiday trees, customer service surveys, and Recycles Day were updated.

 

17.      E-Blasts
Staff sent out an eBlast to Schools to plan for the next school year.

 

18.       Reduce
No change since last month.

 

19.      Reuse
No change since last month.

 

20.       Event Greening
Staff worked with Dolphin Graphics and the Moose Lodge for clearstream donations for the annual car show on Castro Valley Blvd in the middle of June. Next month, ACI will be delivering carts for the annual CV Pride event at CVHS.

 

21.       Community Group Outreach (CGO)
Staff started signing up schools for fall refresher assemblies to be held in August and September.  Staff completed a refresher presentation with Zero Waste Characters movie at ABC Preschool on Monday, June 17th.

 

22.       Green Hearts Volunteers
Staff met with the Castro Valley High School Green Hearts Committee on Monday June 3rd and discussed the following topics to close out the school year: Earth Day Cleanup, the 18/19 School Year, The Green Student Program at CVHS, Outdoor Stations at CVHS, and Summer and the 19/20 School Year.

 

24.       Staff Training
Staff participated in CPR and First Aid training on June 4th.

 

25.       Donation & Supply Requests

Staff processed 27 Donation & Supply Request Forms for the community totaling $4,844 during the month of June.

 

 

Month
​2018 
Administrative Fees
Received
New Res
Pack Sent
Bag-Its
Sold

Paper
Garden
Bags
Sold

Service
Referral
Used
Oil
Resident
January $67,202.26 47 0 0 31 10
February $62,375.95 47 0 1 10 16
March $1536,791.12 25 0 0 13 22
April $55, 158.33 30 0 12 47 15
May $85,264.99 78 13 14 28 18
June $79,523.40 65 8 37 21 14
July            
August            
September            
October            
November            
December            
Total            
2019 $503,316.05 292 21 64 150 95
2018 $1,237,983.77 685 70 181 185 184
2017 $1184,010.66 693 127 172 89 155
2016 $1,130,189.26 710 166 55 128 130
2015 $1,081,778.12 668 231 63 133 81
2014 $1,038,681.55 682 214 72 102 89
2013 $1,032,944.80 569 237 106 98 92
2012 $1,018,905.30 799 198 110 92 78
2011 $980,417.43 579 195 135 150 83
2010 $920,986.76 671 205 96 187 100
2009 $777,740.14 544 277 159 743 215
2008 $608,998.07 446 374 149 136 137