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Castro Valley Sanitary District

Curbside Service Information

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Castro Valley Sanitary District

Recycling

  • Aerosol Can - Empty
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
  • Aseptic Packs
  • Cardboard
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - non-CRV
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
  • Newspaper
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  • 6-Pack Rings
    When collected as bag-of-bags for Recycling Cart/Bin or for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment. Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash.
  • Aerosol Can - Empty
    Use up before putting in recycling. Aerosols with remaining chemicals, toxics, or paint can be used up or dropped at an HHW Facility.
  • Aluminum Cans - CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
    Free of food and grease/oil, or it belongs in the trash.
  • Aseptic Packs
    Empty and drip-free.
  • Beverage Containers - Mixed
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Bimetal - Non-CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Bimetal Cans - CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Books - Hard Cover - Non-working
    Remove covers as possible.
  • Books - Soft Cover - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Bubble Envelopes - Plastic
    When collected as bag-of-bags for Recycling Cart/Bin or for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment. Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash.
  • Bubble Wrap
    When collected as bag-of-bags for Recycling Cart/Bin or for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment. Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash.
  • Cardboard
    Cut or fold to fit into bin. Offer collapsed moving boxes to community for reuse or sheet mulching. See hauler website for overage options, or store for a future pick-up.
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
  • Egg Cartons - Plastic
    Clean and dry.
  • Envelopes - Paper
    Clear, plastic windows okay.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
    Empty and drip-free.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
    Empty/scraped of food and drip-free. Note to-go cup plastic lids, straws, and stir sticks are not recyclable. Consider washing and reusing stronger plastic cups.
  • frozen food boxes
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - non-CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Greeting Cards - Musical/Electronic Piece
    Remove electronic/musical element for reuse or ewaste. Recycle the paper card when free of plastic and/or metallic decoration (trash).
  • Greeting Cards - Unused
  • Junk Mail Opt-Out
    Keep or photograph mailing labels to use when following online opt-out instructions from the resource vendors below, before recycling or dropping off desirable magazines (or seed catalogs) for sharing (ex. libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms).
  • Keys
  • Magazines
    Collect good condition magazines to donate to teachers, libaries, salons, waiting rooms, office lunchrooms, friends & family.
  • Metal Bottle Caps
  • Metal Cans - Non-CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Metal Jar Lids
    These lined with plastic and are too small to be captured by recycling equipment. Consider collecting for reuse projects.
  • Newspaper
  • Packaged Foodgrade Liquids - Expired/ Non-working
    Poor liquid down the drain. Determine and place empty, drip free packaging in proper bin.
  • Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
    Remove lid, shake paint chunks out into garbage and place empty, dry paint can or bucket into recycling cart. (Lid, too, but separately.)
  • paper
    Covered in tape and paint? Then put it in the trash.
  • Paperboard Boxes/Tubes
    Consider collecting for reuse art and craft projects.
  • Personal Care & Beauty Packaging - Empty
    Empty, drip-free rigid plastics over 4" may go in the recycling. Other plastic packaging may go in the trash. Some brands offer take back of packaging for recycling.
  • Phonebooks
  • Pill Bottles - Empty
    4 inches or bigger. Reattach plastic lid to plastic bottles.
  • Pizza Box - Non-greasy
    Must be free of any food or grease residue. Greasy, food-soiled pizza boxes are compost.
  • Plastic Bags
    When collected as bag-of-bags for Recycling Cart/Bin or for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment. Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash.
  • Plastic Bottle - CRV
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Plastic Bottle - Non-CRV
    Attach lid. Includes Pill bottles
  • Plastic Bucket
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Plastic Film & Wrap
    When collected as bag-of-bags for Recycling Cart/Bin or for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment. Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash.
  • Plastic Lids & Caps - Bottles and Jars
    Caps reattached to empty plastic bottles may be recycled. Loose lids under 4" will not be captured for recycling,
  • Plastic Packaging - Blisterpak
    When collected as bag-of-bags for Recycling Cart/Bin or for grocery store drop-off, must be clean and dry. Loose bags jam recycling equipment. Dirty, wet plastic bags belongs in the trash.
  • Plastic Wide Mouth Container
    Empty and drip-free. Wipe clean as needed.
  • Pots & Pans - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition. Consider repairing or refurbishing as possible.
  • Rigid Plastics
    Empty and drip-free. Resins #1-7 in the chasing arrows.
  • Scrap Metal
    Up to 40 lbs and must fit in cart with closed lid.
  • Toys - Plastic Parts Only
  • Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic

Organics

  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
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  • Burlap
    Poor, damaged condition. Collect, save, and offer for reuse in your community.
  • Cardboard - Waxed
  • Cardboard - Wet
    If dried out from rain, may go in Recycling. If food-soiled, place in Compost.
  • Coffee Pods - Compostable
    Compost coffee grounds. Consider investing in a reusable coffee pod.
  • Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
    Note: If it does not have the BPI certified logo, it belongs in the trash.
  • Corks - Natural
    Consider collecting for future reuse craft/art projects or ReCork recycling collection bins.
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
    Food or cracked-egg soiled cartons.
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
    Note: If it does not have the BPI certified logo, it belongs in the trash.
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated
    Empty, and drip-free if collected in the trash.
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
    Used/food-soiled.
  • Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
    Consider washing for reuse, or collecting enough reusables for events with family and friends.
  • Gift Tissue Paper
    Poor condition tissue paper with no glitter or plastic. Collect, fold, and save good condition tissue paper for reuse.
  • Grandma's Fruitcake
    Eat it or donate it to someone in need!
  • Hair and Fur Trimmings
    Untreated and free of chemicals.
  • Manure
    Compost vegetarian animal (bird, rabbit) feces and paper or grass bedding in your green organics cart. Non-vegetarian (cat, dog) animal feces and litter must go in the garbage cart.
  • Packaged Food - Expired/Non-working
    Scrape or place food in the compost. Determine and place empty, drip/food free packaging in proper bin.
  • Packing Peanuts - Starch-based
    Collect for future reuse packaging or art projects. May be dissolved in hot water in the sink.
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
    Untreated wood only. Remove nails and fit into cart or bin.
  • Paper - Shredded
    Bag shreds in paper bag and tape, staple to keep shredded paper from flying out.
  • Paper Bags
    Collect good condition for reus
  • Paper Bags - Polycoated
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
    Empty and drip free
  • Paper Straws
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Sawdust - Untreated Wood
    Shavings from clean, unpainted or stained wood.
  • Sponges - Natural
  • Straw/Hay
    Offer portions or bales to local gardeners or farms.
  • Tea Bags
    Nylon mesh tea bags, free of tea leaves, belong in the trash.
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
  • Wood - Logs
  • Wood - Untreated
    Pieces must fit in cart or bin.
  • Wood Chips
  • Wood Scraps - Untreated
    Clean wood pieces free of paint or chemicals, cut to fit in the cart or bin.
  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris
    If your trimmings are too much for your bin, let them dry out a few days or wait until next pick up as the volume decreases over time.

Garbage

  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Sponges - Synthetic
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  • ABS Plastic
  • Agricultural Plastics & Film
    Farm quantity may have recycling options.
  • Air Mattress - Non-working
  • Ashes - Grill/Fireplace
    Cold ashes.
  • Auto Glass
    Damaged, broken condition.
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working
  • Balloons - Used
  • Blueprint Paper
  • Boat Upholstery - Non-working
  • Bubble Envelopes - Paper or Mylar
  • Cables & Wires - Non-working
  • Camera Film & Slides
  • Cardboard - Foil-lined
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Non-working
  • CD/DVD - Non-working/Non-commercial
  • CD/DVD Jewel Cases
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
    Consider removing all straps and covers to offer to another family with the same model. Include a photo of the assembled car seat and brand/model. Rigid plastic base with any foam removed (trash) may then be possibly collectd for recycling in a bin that fits or for bulky pick up.
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Cigarette Waste
  • Cleaning Wipes - Used
    Do not flush. Wipes are made from plastic resins, do not degrade in compost, and clog pipes.
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
  • Clothes Hangers - Non-working
  • Coffee Pods - Metal/Plastic
    Empty coffee or tea grounds in the compost first. Consider investing in reusable pods.
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Corks - Plastic/Synthetic
  • Dead Animals
    Found dead animals or roadkill may go in garbage.Call your vet for pets, cats and dogs. Contact local animal control (e.g. deer, neighbors pet, injured or entrapped/tangled animal) or large livestock.
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipes - Used
    Wipes clog pipes!
  • Dryer & Vacuum Lint
  • Facial Tissues - Used
  • foam padding
    Poor, damaged condition. Large, high quality pieces may desired for reuse in local community.
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
    Consider washing for reuse, or collecting enough reusables for events with family and friends.
  • Food Service Ware - Styrofoam Products
  • Food Service Ware - To-Go Cup Lids
  • Gel Ice Packs
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Hardware & Fasteners
  • Hoses - Garden/Rubber - Non-working
  • Jewelry - Non-working
  • Knives & Shears - Non-working
  • Lab Glassware - Poor Condition
  • Lab Plastics - Used
  • Leather Remnants & Scraps
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
    These do not contain mercury and are not recyclable.
  • Luggage - Non-working
    Poor, broken condition. May also be set out during Bulky Pick-up.
  • Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
    Broken, damaged, or unable to be donated
  • Microscopes & Accessories - Non-working
  • Mirror - Broken
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Non-working
  • Nail polish - Empty
    Use up nail polish, trade with friends, or bring full containers to the HHW facilities as most nail polishes contain toxic chemicals.
  • Office chairs - Non-working
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
    Bag to prevent spilling during hauler pick-up. Save for reuse as possible. Consider local shipping stores.
  • Paper - Carbon
  • Paper - Plastic Laminated
  • Paper Receipts - Thermal
  • Pet Waste
    Even bags of poop in "compostable" bags belong in the trash. Vegetarian pet waste and plant-based bedding (e.g. rodent, bunny, bird) may go into the Compost bin.
  • photographs
    Photographic paper is not recyclable.
  • Pillows - Bed
  • Pillows - Poor Condition
  • Plant Pots - Broken
  • Plant Pots - Ceramic
    Broken, damaged condition. Some folks use these pieces at the bottom of other plant pots to increase drainage.
  • Plant Pots - Plastic
    Free of dirt. Offer good condition for reuse to local community.
  • Plastic Corrgated Signs
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Plastic Straws
    Single-use, disposable straws or damaged silicone straws.
  • Plastic Tarps
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Plate Glass
    Broken, damaged.
  • Plexiglass
  • Polyester Batting/Filling
    Cotton filling may go into the compost. Consider reuse of both materials if in good condition (e.g. pet bed).
  • Pool Cover - Non-working
  • Purses & Backpacks - Non-working
  • pvc
    Scrap pieces.
  • Rags - Paint/Chemical/Oil Soiled
  • Records
    Broken, damaged condition.
  • Rubber Bands
    Consider collecting for reuse.
  • Rubber Items
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Rugs & Mats - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Sawdust - Composite Wood/Painted Wood
    Any wood waste from wood with glues and adhesives belongs in the trash.
  • Shoes - Poor Condition
    Unusable condition by others.
  • Shower Curtain Liners - Non-working
  • Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products - Used
  • Single-use Personal Protective Equipment - Used
  • Small Household Appliances - Non-working
    Consider going to iFixit to find repair instructions, bring it with you to a Repair Café or FixIt Clinic. May also be collected during a scheduled bulky waste pickup.
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
    Empty and free of food
  • Sponges - Synthetic
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
  • Strawberry Baskets - Plastic
    Damaged, broken condition. Return to local market for reuse.
  • Styrofoam Blocks
  • Styrofoam Sheets
  • Tape - Used
  • Tennis Balls - Non-working
    Teachers often accept balls with no bounce to cut and place on the bottom of their chairs.
  • Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Non-working
  • Toys - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Transparency Film Plastic
  • Tyvek
  • Undergarments - Non-working
    Poor, damaged condition beyond repair or recycling.
  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters
    Used condition.
  • Water Filters
  • Wigs
    Poor, damaged condition.
  • Window Screens
  • Window Treatments - Non-working
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
  • Wood - Painted
    Cut to fit in cart or bin such that lid closes.
  • Wrapping Paper - Metallic
    Damaged, torn condition.

Additional Curbside Services:

Special Items

These items are eligible for curbside pickup, but should not be placed inside any of your bins. Please see notes for pickup details.

  • Batteries - Household - Non-rechargeable
    Place batteries in a sealed plastic bag on top of your recycling cart.
  • Batteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)
    Place batteries in a sealed plastic bag on top of your recycling cart.
  • Christmas Trees
    Trees are collected curbside for the first 2 weeks of January (starting the first Monday) on regular pickup day for composting. Trees may be cut to fit in Compost cart or bin. Remove all décor, tinsel, stands, and lights. Flocked trees belong in the garbage.
  • Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats
    Used cooking oil must be collected in screw-top plastic containers that are no taller than 12 inches in height. Label container "Cooking Oil" and set out on the curb next to carts and visible to the driver.
  • Light Bulbs - CFLs
    Bring to CVSan Recycles Day in April or August, or bring boxed to Pete's Ace Hardware at 2569 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546.
  • Light Bulbs - Fluorescent Tubes
    Bring to CVSan Recycles Day in April or August, or bring boxed to Pete's Ace Hardware at 2569 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley, CA 94546.
  • Motor Oil
    Set out sealed plastic bottle of motor oil next to carts. Used motor oil must be set out in a screw-top gallon container provided by ACI. Place the used motor oil curbside next to carts. Contact ACI at 510-483-1400 to request a Used Oil Recycling Kit.
  • Oil Filters
    Oil filters must be placed in a zipper-lock style bag on the curb next to your Blue Recycling Cart for collection. Do not place containers/bags on top of the cart. Contact ACI at 510-483-1400 to request a Used Oil Recycling Kit.
  • thermostats
    Residents can drop off thermostats (the entire thermostat) at CVSan offices. Do not remove the mercury switch or cover.

Bulky Pickup

Single-family (4 units or less) and multi-family complexes (5 units or more) are eligible for one on-call Bulky & Reuse Pick-Up per year.

To schedule a Bulky & Reuse Pick-Up, call Alameda County Industries at (510) 483-1400. Appointments are not available the first two full weeks in January or the first full week of June and October of each year. Requests made at the end of the calendar year cannot be guaranteed for that calendar year, Please schedule appointments in advance.

Click here for additional details.

  • Air Conditioner - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Auto Parts & Scrap
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Barbeque Grill - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Bicycle - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Bicycle - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Books - Children's
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Books - Hard Cover
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Books - Soft Cover
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Books - Textbooks
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Cabinets - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Cables & Wires - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Commercially Made - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • CD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Cell Phones - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Cell Phones - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Ceramics & Pottery - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Child Car Seats - Working/Non-Expired/Accident Free
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Christmas Lights - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Christmas Lights - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Clocks & Watches - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Clothing - Children's
    Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
  • Clothing - Good Condition
    Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
  • Clothing - Maternity & Nursing
    Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
  • Clothing - Poor Condition
    Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
  • Computer Accessories - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Computer Accessories - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Computer Monitors - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Computer Monitors - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Computers - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Computers - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Copy Machines - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Dishwasher - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Dishwasher - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Electronics - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Electronics - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Espresso Machines - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Exercise Equipment - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Freezer - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Freezer - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Furniture - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Furniture - Small - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Furniture - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Game Cartridges - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Game Cartridges -Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Hearing Aids
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Holiday & Seasonal Items - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Houseware - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Houseware - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Lawnmower - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Lawnmower - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Lighting Fixtures - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Good Condition
    Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Poor Condition
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Luggage - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Major Household Appliances - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Major Household Appliances - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Microwave - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Microwave - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Office Furniture/Equipment - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Oil-filled Heaters - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Pet Supplies - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Pillows - Decorative
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Pots & Pans - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Printers/Faxes - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Printers/Faxes - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Purses & Backpacks - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Radios - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Refrigerator - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Refrigerator - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Reusable Bags
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Rugs & Mats - Working
    Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
  • Satellite Dish - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • School/Office Supplies - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Sewing Machine - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Sewing Machines - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Shoes - Good Condition
    Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
  • Small Engines - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Small Household Appliances - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Solar Panels - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Sporting Goods - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Stove/Oven - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Stove/Oven - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Stuffed Animals
    Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
  • telephones
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Television - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Television - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Textiles - Good Condition/Size
    Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling for Bulky Pick-up and Textile Pick-ups, which are held 2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct). set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles by blue cart.
  • Tires
    Contact hauler for details.
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Toys - With Electronics
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Toys - With Electronics - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Toys - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Typewriters - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Typewriters - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Undergarments - Working
    2x/yr (first full wk of June/Oct) set bags or boxes of dry (no biowaste) textiles for recycling by the blue cart. Collect clean and dry materials in a large plastic bag to keep it clean during collection for recycling.
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Video Projectors - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Washer/Dryer - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Washer/Dryer - Working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Water Bottles - Reusable
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Water Coolers - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.
  • Water Heaters - Non-working
    Separate and label good/working condition items for donation as part of your Bulky Pick-up set out.

Debris Box / C&D Service

  • Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Asphalt
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Bricks
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Bricks - Broken
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Carpet
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Carpet Padding
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Ceiling Tile
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Cinder Blocks
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Cinder Blocks - Broken
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Concrete
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Concrete With Rebar
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Drywall
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Flooring - Non-working
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Insulation - Used
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Lava Rock
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Metal Pipe
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Mixed Debris
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Pallets - Wooden - Working
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Rock/Gravel - Clean
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Roofing - Tar & Gravel
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Sand
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Soil - Clean
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.
  • Tile
    Contact ACI, 510-483-1400, for details.

Additional Information

For additional details regarding collection and curbside services, please refer to the Castro Valley Sanitation District Website.

For Businesses

Recycling and composting are mandatory for most businesses, institutions and multi-family properties (5+ units) in Alameda County. Some exceptions apply for organizations that generate minimal amounts of compostable materials (organics). For more information and free resources such as indoor green bins, stickers to label bins, and a sign maker tool, visit www.recyclingrulesac.org.

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