Garbage

San Jose garbage truck. (CBS)

San Jose To Study License Plate Readers On Garbage Trucks

The plan proposed by Mayor Sam Liccardo and councilmen Johnny Khamis and Raul Peralez would help the city’s Police Department track down stolen vehicles and warrants.

08/20/2015

Greg Dalton carries garbage in his backpack as part of the "Trash On Your Back Challenge." (CBS)

Earth Day Challenge Asks People To Carry Trash Around With Them

How much trash do you throw away in a day? You might be surprised, especially if you had to carry it along.

04/22/2015

Three puppies rescued from a trash bin at Paso Nogal Park in Pleasant Hill. (Contra Costa Animal Services)

$5,000 Reward Offered To Find Who Left Puppies To Die In Garbage Bag At Pleasant Hill Park

The Humane Society of the U.S. is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the animal cruelty suspect or suspects who sealed three 5-week-old terrier puppies in a garbage bag and left them to die in a Pleasant Hill park last week.

01/27/2015

Waste Management garbage and recycling bins in Oakland. (CBS)

Recycling Crews Strike In San Leandro, Oakland

Recycling workers at the Waste Management walked off the job in the East Bay Friday.

10/24/2014

A family of raccoons. (Wisc. DNR)

Raccoon Invasion Worse Than Usual In North Bay Neighborhood

Neighbors in a North Bay area considered ‘Raccoon Central’ by some say this year’s raccoon invasion is worse than usual.

09/22/2014

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Oakland Mayor, Garbage Companies Reach Deal

A tentative agreement has been reached to settle a dispute over the city of Oakland’s garbage contract.

09/19/2014

(CBS SF)

Controversy Grows Over Signature Drive Using ‘Bullying’ Tactics To Overturn Oakland Garbage Contract

The controversy over the push to overturn Oakland’s $1 billion garbage contract is growing, with signature gatherers accused of missing the facts.

09/11/2014

Waste Management garbage and recycling bins in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Accuses Waste Management Of Dirty Tricks In Campaign To Overturn New Garbage Contract

After 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.

09/08/2014

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Waste Management Sues Oakland Over $1 Billion Trash Contract

The nation’s largest trash hauler has filed a lawsuit claiming the city of Oakland illegally awarded a $1 billion contract to a local garbage company.

08/20/2014

(CBS SF)

Oakland City Leaders Call Increased Garbage Rates ‘A Victory’ For Residents

The City Council awarded the new garbage contract to a local company, which plans to raise rates by 27 percent next summer.

07/31/2014

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