Instead of sitting around drinking coffee, I've decided to make our time together one of action along with information sharing. Let's pick up trash while we talk! Our first session of "Trash Talk" will take place Friday, October 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Meet at the new 7-Eleven on the corner of Bascom Avenue and Stevens Creek Blvd. 2230 Stevens Creek Blvd. 7-eleven will provide free coffee and bakery items for all volunteers. Residents of District 6 are invited to jo
Neighbors will be getting together to continue to make the neighborhood a better place for everyone by collecting litter along and around Chiechi Ave. Interesting in joining us? Head on over to Chiechi at 8am on Saturday, September 29th and look for the people cleaning up (its the morning so if you have trouble waking up, we get it, join us when you do). We will have garbage bags, gloves, and garbage sticks for everyone to use. #Garbage #Litter
Paper and plastics tossed by U.S. consumers into their blue bins each week have been piling up or trucked to landfills and incinerators ever since China stopped accepting contaminated recyclables earlier this year. Now, municipalities like San Jose—and ultimately residents—are stuck with the tab. The City Council on Tuesday will discuss the impacts of China’s so-called “National Sword” policy, which banned the import of 24 types of recyclable materials and reduced the level o
BVNA would like to extend a tremendous "Thank you!" to the D6 Office, Americorps, and all of the volunteers who helped make Buena Vista Neighborhoods Dumpster day a success today. We filled lots of dumpsters and a team of volunteers even drove through the neighborhood and collected some of the garbage that had previously been dumped on the street. We all know dumping is a tremendous problem in San Jose, especially in our neighborhood collecting and properly disposing of all
It’s time to clean out your closets, garages and home offices and get rid of your unwanted and obsolete e-waste. Funds raised will help support the Intero Foundation.
What We Will Collect: TVs & Monitors Computers, Laptops, Cell Phones, Telecom Equipment, Wire/Cable, PC Boards, Scrap Metal/Aluminum, Computer Mice, Keyboards, Printers, Fax/Copy Machines, Scanners, Toner and Ink Cartridges, Stereo Equipment, DVD/CD/MP3 Players Small Appliances What We Can’t Take: Smoke detecto
BVNA and the Trash Punx are teaming up to clean up the neighborhood. The Trash Punx is a volunteer-driven community organization that works throughout San Jose to help clean up the city. "Our community has been over-populated by a massive amount of trash caused by us. We (the Trash Punx) decided to do something about this by uniting our community together... and have fun while doing it!" On February 10th join neighbors and volunteers from throughout the area to help make a po
Two years ago, the city of San Jose got serious about the problem of illegal dumping by offering free trash pickups, easing the complaint process and imposing stiff fines on violators. The result: 2,443 mattresses, 2,250 tons of debris, 1,900 shopping carts and more than 500 gallons of human waste. And yet the streets are still dirty. Tenley Corpus lives near San Jose’s Martial Cottle Park and loves walking its trails. Lately, though, her walks have been spoiled by an eyesore
JUST SAY NO TO PLASTIC STRAWS Mark your calendar: Saturday, February 17, 2018 is the next Adopt-A-Highway Litter Pickup on Highway 280.
JUST THE FACTS:
Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018.
Location: Highway 280 NB between Meridian Avenue and Saratoga Avenue
Time: About 3 hours – 9:15 AM -12:15 PM.
Participants: 9 volunteers. I was joined by veteran volunteers Crista, John, Pam, Marty, Charlie, Agnes, Diana and her son. Sabine was absent again, visiting her mother.
Did you make a resolution to get more exercise this year? Did you make one to do something positive for your community once a month? Well, you can take care of BOTH of those resolutions this coming Saturday, January 6
Come get your exercising filling some Adopt-A-Highway trash bags with me, and make our part of the world a little cleaner!
This month the Adopt-A-Highway Litter Roundup on Highway 280 is scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 9:00-12:30.
If you are planning t
A FREEWAY GUARDIAN ANGEL:
John’s Cribbs has worked for years with an Adopt-A-Highway group along Interstate 280 near San Jose City College when in June he stepped on a log causing him to fall and breaking his elbow and wrist.
He missed only one litter pickup in July. Then he went above the call of duty. He picked up the tab for lunch at Coco’s for the 11 volunteers recently.
“John received a nice year-end bonus and decided to treat us,” said Loui Tucker, the group leade
Do you have large items such as mattresses, sofas, refrigerators, or tires, cluttering up your home or garage?
San José residents with garbage cart service (single-family homes, most townhomes and mobile homes) can schedule appointments to have their junk picked up at the curb. Schedule a pickup by calling your recycling collection company.
San José residents with garbage dumpster service (apartments, most condominiums) should contact their property manager or recycling
Used diapers. A full can of beans. Batteries. Wadded-up toilet paper. Food-caked takeout containers. Greasy pizza boxes. “It’s trash,” says Corona, the chief operating officer of California Waste Solutions(CWS), which picks up about 75 percent of the San Jose’s curbside recycling. “We aren’t equipped to deal with this much of it.” Some of the worst things people have chucked in recycling bins, he says, include dead animals, hypodermic needles—some of which have punctured work
It's amazing what a difference a few hours of hard work can have on an area. We were able to fill 5 giant bags with garbage that included everything from diapers, to stolen packages, to clothing, and of course your typical fast food bags, cups, and other assorted containers. The area looks a lot nicer, thanks to everyone who participated, your hard work is greatly appreciated not only by BVNA but also the entire neighborhood! #Cleanup #Garbage #Dumping
Next Saturday September 12th join your neighbors to help clean up Chiechi Ave. If you have driven down Chiechi you know that it has been neglected for some time. Help us take steps to make it a better place for everyone to live by donating a few hours to help us collect the garbage that has been amassing. We will have bags, Trash pick up sticks, and vests. Meet at the corner on Chiechi at 10 with your sturdy shoes, long pants and a water bottle. #Cleanup #Garbage #Dumping
When it comes the garbage services, residents have two simple requests: 1. Pick up the garbage every week in a reliable manner; 2. Do it in the most cost-effective way possible. Easy enough, right? Well, no. Potentially higher costs for garbage services were the topic under discussion at the last City Council meeting. In my opinion, cost increases can be avoided by systemic streamlining, and by structuring the payment for services in a way that is more efficient than the stat
Why would anyone stand on the shoulder of a freeway with cars and trucks whizzing by at 65 mph, or faster, to pick up plastic bags, cigarette butts, beer bottles and trash?
For Loui Tucker, it’s about making a difference.
For Carlo Pedron, it’s the challenge of making it happen every month. For John Cribbs, it’s the feeling of accomplishment.
And for Jim Schallau, it’s knowing that something has to be done and a willingness to do it.
They’re all part of the Caltrans A