CVSan Coordinates Earth Day Clean-Up and Recycles Day Events

Over 400 members of the public participated in clean-up projects around Castro Valley. Volunteers picked up litter, planted trees and native plants, spread mulch, pulled weeds, and much more. This project would not have been possible without the help of event sponsors: Alameda Countywide Clean Water Program, Alameda County Industries (ACI), Alameda County Resource Conservation District, East Bay Regional Park District, ForestR.org, Friends of San Lorenzo Creek, Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, Pete’s Ace Hardware, and Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley.

CVSan connected volunteers to the following five local sites coordinated by event sponsors: Adobe Park, Castro Valley Creek, Downtown Castro Valley, Lake Chabot Park, and cleanups around Center Street and Interstate 580 by ForestR.org. A total of nine schools, including Canyon Middle School, Castro Valley Elementary, Chabot Elementary, Independent Elementary, Jensen Ranch Elementary, Palomares Elementary, Proctor Elementary, Stanton Elementary, and Vannoy Elementary, also organized volunteers for the event.

CVSan and ACI donated 16 cubic yards of compost, 67 cubic yards of mulch, and picked up 5,280 pounds of plant debris for composting as well as 2,080 pounds of litter collected by volunteers from Castro Valley streets. For more information on Earth Day Clean-Up, please visit cvsan.org/ED. CVSan thanks all of its volunteers, residents, businesses, and sponsors for helping to keep Castro Valley beautiful and for making this year’s Earth Day events a success!

CVSan also presented its Recycles Day and Compost Give-Away event on April 27th at Canyon Middle School. Over 1,200 CVSan residents and businesses participated and dropped off textiles, documents for shredding, and e-waste for reuse or recycling! Additionally, over 3,400 one-cubic foot bags of compost were distributed to participants. Thank you to the community for participating and practicing the 4Rs - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot!

The next Recycles Day and Compost Give-Away event will be held on July 27th. Appointments are required and will be limited. Registration opens mid-June at cvsan.org/RecyclesDay. Acceptable items will include textiles and household hazardous waste. CVSan residents may also pick up three one-cubic foot bags of compost.