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April 3, 2018 > Fremont News Briefs

Fremont News Briefs

Submitted By Cheryl Golden

Earth Day Fair 2018
Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with the City of Fremont! Bring your family, friends, and bicycles to take part in the festivities on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Washington West Building located at 2500 Mowry Ave. The event is free and fun for the entire family.

The Earth Day Fair is filled with childrenÕs arts and crafts, eco-entertainment, games, a bicycle rodeo, free bicycle valet parking and basic tune-ups provided by a local bike shop, and educational booths. Other highlights include a drop-off location for old eyeglasses, collection of sharps (must be in approved sharps container), unused or unwanted medications, and exchanging a hazardous mercury thermometer for a mercury-free thermometer at no charge.

You can also learn more about how to reduce your householdÕs carbon footprint by signing up for the Fremont Green Challenge. This online tool, found at, helps you find ways to decrease your energy and water consumption, reduce waste, and protect the environment, all while saving money!

This Earth Day event is brought to you by the CityÕs Environmental Services Division and Washington Hospital. For more information visit or call the Environmental Services Division at 510-494-4570. See you there!

Saddle Up
Bike East Bay will be hosting a Family Cycling Rodeo at FremontÕs Earth Day event Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Certified instructors will lead children through fun games, safety drills, and skills building. Participants will learn:
¥ How to Perform a Bicycle Safety Check
¥ Proper Helmet Fitting
¥ Communication Skills with Other Road Users
¥ How to Navigate Safely Through Intersections
¥ Obstacle Avoidance

Bicycles and helmets will be provided for children, or they can bring their own. All minors must be accompanied by an adult to participate.

Annual Compost Giveaway
Participants in the CityÕs curbside organics program can pick up two free bags of compost on Sunday, April 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station located at 41149 Boyce Rd., while supplies last. The event will be held rain or shine.

Residents must bring their most current Republic Services garbage bill to show their householdÕs participation in the curbside organics program. Residents will be directed to the loading area where crews will place bags of compost into vehicles. Residents may pick up compost on behalf of a neighbor or family member who is unable to attend by bringing their respective Republic Services bill.

The Compost Giveaway event is brought to you by the City of Fremont, in partnership with Republic Services and the Fremont Recycling and Transfer Station. For more information, please contact Republic Services at (510) 657-3500.

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