In 2002, 100 street cans were placed along Castro Valley Boulevard and Redwood Road by Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) to reduce or eliminate litter as a benefit to the community. The street cans were the result of a joint effort between CVSan, Mr. Carl Owens of “Keep Castro Valley Beautiful”, and past Director Bonnie Dettmer of the Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce.
In 2006, 34 recycling pyramids were added to strategically selected street cans. The recycling pyramids encourage the diversion of beverage containers with a California Refund Value, including bottles and cans.
On April 3, 2007, A Shepherd’s Heart Christian School was honored at the Board of Directors meeting with Resolution No. 3139 for their public service. Led by Headmaster Don Moschella, A Shepherd’s Heart Christian School partnered with the District and assembled the “Graffiti Team”, made up by Mr. Moschella and 10 students in 2006 as a volunteer group, and has provided more than 200 hours of service. The Team has cleaned and restored street cans from damage and vandalism.
The street cans are serviced by Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc.
Should you see graffiti or an overflowing can, please note the number of the can and call CVSan at (510) 537-0757 to place a report.
The street cans and recycling pyramids have been funded by a grant from the Department of Conservation.
Street Can Maintenance
Report graffiti – “Incident Report”
A Shepherd’s Heart Christian School Graffiti Team works hard to keep Castro Valley Sanitary District’s street cans free of rust, graffiti, paint and stickers. Residents can assist us by reporting maintenance concerns to CVSan at 510-537-0757 or by completing the online Incident Report.