Recycles Day

Recycles Day is Castro Valley Sanitary District’s (CVSan’s) most popular event and is held twice a year. At Recycles Day, residents are invited to drop off various items to be properly recycled or disposed of.

APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED FOR APRIL 24, 2021
RECYCLES DAY EVENT. DROP-INS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.



The next CVSan Recycles Day by appointment only will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Canyon Middle School from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for CVSan residents and businesses only. See below for information on registering for an appointment.

What items will be accepted at this event?
Acceptable items are as follows:

  • Textiles
  • Documents for Shredding
  • E-Waste
Giveaways
CVSan residents and businesses are eligible to receive three 1-cubic foot bags of compost.

COVID-19 Safety Requirements
Please read below for safety requirements that must be followed by all event participants. If participants do not follow all safety requirements, they will be prohibited from participating in the April 24th Recycles Day event.
  1. Appointments are required. Register for an appointment below. DROP-INS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.
  2. Face coverings required at all times.
  3. Stay inside vehicle at all times.
  4. Keep windows rolled up. Windows may be partially rolled down at the check-in station and when handing over the event ticket at the compost station.
  5. Place items for drop-off in the trunk of your vehicle, not in the main cabin.
  6. At recycling drop-off stations, open your trunk using controls inside the vehicle if possible.

Note: No more than three households may ride in the same vehicle during the event, or the stated maximum per County guidelines if fewer at the time of the event.

Register for an Appointment
Use the form below to register for an appointment. Maximum 2 appointments per household or business for Recycle Drop-Off. Maximum 1 appointment per household or business for Compost Pick-Up Only.

Once your registration has been verified, you will be mailed an event ticket to the address listed in your registration. You must present this event ticket to event staff to participate in the event. PLEASE CAREFULLY FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE EVENT TICKET.

APPOINTMENT REGISTRATION HAS NOT BEGUN. CHECK BACK ON THIS WEBPAGE IN MID-MARCH TO REGISTER FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT.

Event Map

Please review the event map below for instructions on how to pack your car as well as how to drive through the event site.

NEW! Participants can enter the event using either lane. After check-in, participants will be sorted into the appropriate lane – Recycle Drop-Off or Compost Only. 

Attendees that wish to access the school site but are not participating in the Recycles Day event should stay in the right lane and will be able to pull into the General Parking Lot.

Recycles Day Site Map for Web_2021-02-02

Acceptable Textiles

Residents only (not businesses). Acceptable textiles are items such as clothing, towels, linens, bathmats, curtains, shoes, etc.

Not accepted: Textiles that are wet, moldy, or have human biowaste, blood, toxic chemicals, or motor oil on them. No light-up shoes, clothes, or stuffed animals. No mattresses, toppers, or pillows.

Acceptable Documents for Shredding

Paper documents will be accepted for shredding. These include documents with personal or sensitive information.

Certificates of Destruction will not be provided.

Due to COVID-19 safety requirements, participants will not be permitted to watch their documents be shredded.

Acceptable E-Waste

The following e-waste items will be accepted at CVSan’s Recycles Day:

BBQ grills (electric) Mixers
Blenders Motherboards
Calculators Mouse (mice)
Cameras - regular & digital Network routers/switches
Can openers Oscilloscopes
CD/floppy drives Overhead projectors
Clock radios PDAs
Coffee grinders Power tools (drills, power saws)
Coffee makers Printers
Computer battery packs (8" encased) Record players
Computer towers/CPUs Recorders
Copy machines
(floor models ok - max size 40" x 48" sq. (size of pallet)
Remote Controls (batteries removed)
Disk drives (hard/floppy) Scanners
Dry-cell batteries Servers
DVDs Shredders
DVD players Solar panels
Ethernet cables (wires & cords - see below) Speakers
Fax machines Stereo systems
Irons Tape recorders
Keyboards Telephones/Cell phones (including batteries and accessories)
Lab equipment (electronic) Typewriters
Laptop computers Vacuums
LCD projectors VCRs
Microwave ovens (regular & convection) Wire, cords and cables


Not accepted:

  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Books
  • Compressed gases
  • Explosives
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Large appliances (refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, etc.)
  • Manuals and packaging
  • Pcb light ballasts
  • Propane
  • Radioactive materials
  • Smoke detectors
  • Thermostats

Note: Some items may be sorted for reuse.  Please factory reset any phones, routers, streaming TV boxes, and other devices that have personal account information.  Follow best practices for erasing and wiping hard drives on computers or physically destroying them.  Remove and erase any memory cards or sim cards in cameras, phones, and other devices.  For more information, please refer to the links below, or contact the product's manufacturer.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201065

https://earth911.com/eco-tech/remove-data-from-electronics/

For more information on e-waste disposal, visit http://www.cvsan.org/ewaste.





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