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.

The next CVSan Recycles Day will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at Canyon Middle School from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Alameda County residents and businesses.
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CVSan residents and businesses are eligible to receive three 1-cubic foot bags of compost. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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 in order to keep the line moving as fast as possible.
Recyles Day Map
NEW! Participants can enter the event using either lane. After checking in at Station 1, 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 shall stay in the right lane and will be able to pull into the General Parking Lot. To exit, use the exit lane designated on the map for Non-Event Attendees to avoid driving through the Recycles Day event site.

If you wish to view the shredding of your documents, drop off your documents at Station 4, park along the Exit lane in the Temporary Parking area, and walk to the designated document shredding viewing area (top of the stairs looking down into the parking lot).

Acceptable Textiles
Acceptable textiles are items such as clothing, towels, linens, bathmats, curtains, shoes, stuffed animals (clean and good condition), area rugs and carpet (9’ x 12’ maximum; must be able to be handled by two people), 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 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 pots Printers
Computer battery packs (8” encased) Record players
Computer towers/CPUs Recorders
Copy machines (floor models ok – max size 40”x48” sq. (size of the pallet) Remote Controls (batteries removed)
Disk drives (hard/floppy) Scanners
Dry-cell batteries Servers
DVDs Shredders
DVD players Speakers
Ethernet cables (wires & cords – see below) Stereo systems
Fax machines Tape recorders
Irons Telephones/Cell phones (including batteries and accessories)
Keyboards Televisions (no size limit) & monitors (including LCD & plasma)
Knife sharpeners Typewriters
Lab equipment (electronic) Vacuums
Laptop computers VCRs
LCD projectors Wire, cords and cables
Microwave ovens (regular & convection)  
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 link below, or contact the product's manufacturer.

For more information on e-waste disposal, visit our E-waste page.

Acceptable Tires
Used tires from motor vehicles will be accepted.

Acceptable Used Cooking Oil
Used cooking oil will be accepted in closed containers. Please note that used cooking oil can also be set out curbside on your weekly collection day.

Curbside Cooking Oil Collection Instructions
  • Oil must be in screw-top plastic containers that are no taller than 12 inches in height. The cooking oil’s original container can be used if it meets these specifications.
  • Label the container “Cooking Oil”.
  • Place container on the curb (not in the gutter) next to the blue recycling cart for collection.
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.
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