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To schedule a Bulky & Reuse Pick-Up, call Alameda County Industries at (510) 483 1400
E-Waste options for Castro Valley Sanitary District (CVSan) residents:
  • Every April and August, residents can drop off e-waste at CVSan’s Recycles Day event.
  • The following facilities are open to residents of Alameda County. No appointments are needed for residents.  Multi-family property owners must make an appointment and follow specific guidelines available at www.StopWaste.org/hhw.  
Location Hours of Operation
Fremont Facility 41149
Boyce Road, Fremont 
Wednesdays – Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hayward Facility
2091 West Winton Ave., Hayward 
Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Livermore Facility
5584 La Ribera St., Livermore
Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Oakland Facility
2100 East 7th Street, Oakland
Wednesdays – Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Call ACI at (510) 483-1400 to report a missed collection.

The single-family curbside collection program includes a blue Recyclables cart, a green Organics cart, and a gray Garbage cart.

–Single-family residents can request an additional blue Recyclables cart at no extra cost.
–Additional blue Recyclables carts (more than 2) will incur a cost.
–Additional green Organics carts (more than 1) will incur a cost.

If you wish to order an extra cart call ACI at (510) 483-1400

If you find a dead animal (ex. rat, opossum, bird) on or near your property, please contact Alameda County Animal Control to pick up the animal.  If Animal Control is not able to come, Alameda County Vector Control Services District suggests bagging up the animal and placing it in your garbage cart or bin.  Please bag the animal first to help prevent and reduce the potential for disease transmission.

Castro Valley Sanitary District single-family residents (4 units or less) are eligible to receive a one-time $50.00 credit on their next recycling & garbage bill by reducing their garbage cart down to a 20-gallon cart.  Residents, on their honor, are encouraged to commit to the smallest garbage cart for at least a year. 

Bill payers may request a downsize by calling Alameda County Industries (ACI) at (510) 483-1400 with the following information:

  1. Name on the Service Account
  2. Your Name (may be the same as the Name on the Service Account, or the name must be listed on the bill as a contact in order to make changes to the account)
  3. Service Address
  4. Account Number
  5. Your Phone Number (so that a Customer Service Representative can call back if there is a question)

Cart exchanges will be scheduled by appointment.

Call ACI at (510) 483-1400 to request the repair or replacement of a cart. It should take about 5 business days to receive a replacement cart.
To start new service at your address please contact ACI at (510) 483-1400
Questions about billing should be directed to ACI at (510) 483-1400
Mattresses are accepted at CVSan’s April Recycles Day events.

You can also visit byebyemattress.com to search for recycling facilities and collection sites for your old mattresses. 

If you cannot take advantage of the Bye Bye Mattress program, CVSan offers an annual on-call Bulky Goods Pick-Up. Mattresses are accepted within the 7 cubic yard limit. To schedule a Bulky Item Pick-Up call ACI at (510) 483-1400.

The following facilities are open to residents of Alameda County.  No appointments are needed for residents.  Multi-family property owners must make an appointment and follow specific guidelines available at www.StopWaste.org/hhw.  

Location

Hours of Operation

Fremont Facility

41149 Boyce Road, Fremont

Wednesdays - Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hayward Facility

2091 West Winton Avenue, Hayward

Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Livermore Facility

5584 La Ribera St, Livermore

Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Oakland Facility

2100 East 7th Street, Oakland

Wednesdays - Fridays., 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Along with the Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste facilities listed above, there are also Castro Valley locations that accept some types of household hazardous waste.

Location

This Location Accepts

CVSan Recycles Day Events

Every April and August

Canyon Middle School

19600 Cull Canyon Road, Castro Valley

Paint: stain, shellac, solvents, thinners, additives (see below), oil paint, and latex paint.

Adhesives: putty, caulk, epoxy, mortar, stucco, cement, and wood glue.

Auto: fuel, waxes, batteries, additives, motor oil filters, and coolant/antifreeze.

E-Waste: computers, TVs, radios, printers, electronic devices having significant circuit boards.

Garden: sprays, fertilizers, ant traps, pesticides, herbicides, rat poison, and gopher bait.

Miscellaneous: pool chemicals, photo chemicals, acids & caustics, household batteries, bleach & cleaners, and fluorescent bulbs.

Kelly Moore

3090 Castro Valley Boulevard, Castro Valley

Paint

Interior and exterior architectural paint sold in containers of 5 gallons or less will be accepted (latex, acrylic, water-based, oil-based, enamel, deck coatings, primers, sealers, stains, shellacs, lacquers, varnishes, swimming pool paints, metal coatings, and rust preventatives). Both new and old paint can be dropped off, even if it is over 20 years old.

Residents, trade painters, contractors, and businesses (that produce less than 27 gallons of hazardous waste per month) are eligible to participate. 

CVSan

21040 Marshall Street, Castro Valley

Wall Mounted, Mercury-Switch Thermostats

Please recycle the entire thermostat and do not remove the mercury switch or cover. If you have mercury switches that have been removed from thermostats, contact the Thermostat Recycling Corporation at 1-888-266-0550 for further guidance. 

For more information on thermostat recycling, please visit www.thermostat-recycle.org

Pete’s Ace Hardware

2569 Castro Valley Boulevard, Castro Valley

Fluorescent Bulbs and Batteries

Please drop off only during normal business hours.  If you have large quantities of bulbs, place them in a box.