What does 4,000 tons of organics, recycling, and garbage look like and how does it get processed in one day?  If you are a Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) resident or business owner find out for yourself and see what happens to your organics and garbage once it leaves your curb. Watch video highlights from the Davis Street Transfer Station Tour.


Watch video highlights from the Davis Street Transfer Station Tour.


The Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Residents and Business Owners on a Tour

Davis Street processes 4,000 tons of materials a day with 4 state of the art processing facilities, including:

  1. A Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified organics building.
  2. A single stream materials recovery facility (MRF) that houses a high-tech optical sorter which uses infrared light and manual sorters that separate materials with precision and speed. 
  3. A construction and demolition debris MRF (materials from construction and large remodeling jobs).
  4. A $10 million Expanded Construction & Demolition/Commercial Materials Recycling Facility.
Manual Sorting    The Optical Sorter


The New Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified Gold Organics Building

Fun Facts About Davis Street

Did you know that, in one year, Davis Street Transfer Station processes:

  • 296 million pounds of yard debris and food scraps (that's like 900 million pizza boxes or 600 million oranges)
  • 26 million pounds of wood
  • 21 million pounds of inerts (toilets, sinks, concrete, asphalt, bricks and cinder blocks)

In conjunction with StopWaste.Org, Davis Street also houses an education center for the county's 4th and 5th graders.  Approximately 20,000 of Alameda County's students visit the iRecycle@School education center every year!