Audit Finds San Jose Recycling Bins Contain Up To 40 Percent Household GarbageThe whole idea behind recycling is that clean paper, plastics and metals are collected and shipped off to be reused. But at San Jose's sorting station the reality is a lot messier than that.
Oakland Vietnam War Refugee, Recycling CEO Brings Expertise Back To HomelandThe lives and fortunes of thousands of Vietnamese refugees changed with their exodus from Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War 40 years ago this month. Among those seeking a new start in the U.S., perhaps no refugee embraced the American dream as fiercely as David Duong.
Oakland Mayor, Garbage Companies Reach DealA tentative agreement has been reached to settle a dispute over the city of Oakland's garbage contract.
Oakland Accuses Waste Management Of Dirty Tricks In Campaign To Overturn New Garbage ContractAfter Waste Management lost a $1 billion contract to pick up Oakland’s garbage, the company is trying to put a ballot measure on the November ballot to overturn the city’s decision. Officials are accusing Waste Management of dirty tricks as they attempt to gather signatures.
Oakland Garbage Rates Could Jump 50 Percent Under New Contract A new garbage contract could cause sticker shock for Oakland residents. The city is recommending the council approve a new contract with Waste Management that would increase fees by 50 percent.
Human Head Discovered At Recycling Yard In OaklandAuthorities are investigating the discovery of a human head found at an Oakland recycling yard Wednesday morning.