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Volunteers and CVSan Customers Show Their Green Spirit

CVSan customers drove away with more than 3,900 free bags of compost at last weekend's Earth Day Clean-up and Recycle Event.

By Alameda County Waste Management

With thousands throughout the Bay paying homage to Mother Earth this past week, Castro Valley residents and businesses joined in the Earth Day Celebration at on Saturday, April 28, as part of the .

More than 1,200 participants dropped off reusable goods, pharmaceuticals, and documents for shredding. Local volunteers and staff from Waste Management teamed up to collect reusable goods, 295 pounds of pharmaceuticals and 450 boxes of documents for shredding.

“Castro Valley residents ‘closed the loop’ by taking home bags of WM EarthCare compost made from their very own food scraps and yard trimmings,” said Roland P. Williams, Jr., General Manager. “We have become a true example of sustainability.”

CVSan customers drove away with more than 3,900 free bags of WM EARTHCARE™ HOMEGROWN COMPOST. Distributed by Waste Management staff, the high-quality, 100-percent recycled compost is locally sourced and produced. It is a recipient of the U.S. Composting Council's Seal of Testing Assurance (STA) and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listing for use in organic farming, the industry standards for quality. For more information, visit wmearthcare.com.

“As our communities become more conscientious about reducing their carbon footprint, it’s important for us to provide avenues to maintain their ‘green momentum,’” said Jason Silva, Waste Management’s Community and Municipal Representative.

Some stats from the clean-up event:

  • 15 sites, more than 900 volunteers
  • 50 cubic yards organic debris cleared
  • 10 cubic yards garbage cleared
  • Charity donations TBD

The next scheduled CVSan Recycles Day event is August 11, 2012. For more information, visit www.cvsan.org.

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