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San Francisco Bay Delta

Hayward Youth-Based Trash Capture, Reduction, and Watershed Education Project

This project will capture trash and prevent it from impairing the local watershed, characterize and quantify the trash collected, and implement actions to engage the public to prevent littering. The City of Hayward is one several municipalities responsible for reaching 100% reduction in trash discharges into San Francisco Bay by 2022.   The City, with assistance from the local school district and interns developed and is implementing a 1st-12th grade trash reduction curriculum to be taught in all Hayward schools during the project period. High school students will work with more sophisticated aspects of the project including trash capture design and attending an installation and/or clean-out of a device. City of Hayward will install three new large capture devices treating over 1000 acres of the watershed and preventing over 20,000 gallons of trash from entering San Francisco Bay per year.

Project Facts

Recipient: City of Hayward, CA
Funding: $800,000 (non-federal match = $800,000)
Project Period: 2015 – 2019
Partners: Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, East Bay Regional Park District, Hayward Unified School District

Environmental Results Summary: City of Hayward Trash Management Project

OUTPUTS (Activities, efforts, and/or work product during project period)

OUTCOMES (Environmental results)

(1-5 yrs)


Install 3+ trash capture devices

Develop and implement trash reduction curriculum for 1st- 12 grade students in Hayward

Prevent over 20,000 gallons of trash from entering San Francisco Bay per year

Help Haward meet the Municipal Regional Stormwater Permit 100% waste reduction target by 2022

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