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.

Due to statewide shelter-in-place orders and public health directives calling for the cancellation of large public gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19, the August 1st Recycles Day event has been cancelled.

Alternate Compost Give-Away Event

 To continue to provide free compost to the community, CVSan is partnering with Pete’s ACE Hardware (Pete’s) for an alternate Compost Give-Away event from August 17th – September 19th!

How To Participate:
All CVSan single-family residents, multi-family residents, and businesses are eligible to participate. Simply complete the registration form below to request a compost coupon. Once your information has been verified, you will be mailed a coupon, which will be redeemable for two 1.5 cubic foot bags of Whitney Farms organic compost at Pete’s ACE Hardware on Castro Valley Blvd. Limit one coupon request per household or business.

Registration Dates:

All coupons have been claimed and registration is now closed. Please note: our online system accepted some registrations past the total number of coupons available. You will be notified by email if you submitted a registration request and will not be receiving a coupon.


The first half of participants that register for a coupon must redeem their coupon between August 17th – September 2nd.

The final half of participants that register for a coupon must redeem their coupon between September 3rd – September 19th.

Expiration dates will be noted on your coupon. Coupons are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Where To Pick Up Your Compost:
Redeem your coupon at:

  • Pete’s ACE Hardware, 2569 Castro Valley Blvd.
Drive directly to the Compost Pick-Up area in the back lot (see map below). You do not need to enter the store unless you would like to purchase an item from Pete’s. Redeem coupon with Pete's staff, who are available to load bagged compost into your vehicle.

Please drive carefully, as this is a high-traffic area with pedestrians and vehicles.
Pete's Lot Layout Edited_2020-06-30


Customers can redeem multiple valid coupons at one time. For example, a resident may wish to give their coupon to a neighbor, who could then redeem the two valid coupons at Pete’s.

For questions, please call CVSan at 510-537-0757.

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