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A pile of food scraps ready to be pulverized and combined with sewage to generate biogas. (CBS)

Marin County Unveils Program That Turns Food Scraps, Sewage Into Energy

Marin County’s garbage and sewer services have teamed up to turn food scraps and wastewater into energy in a new program unveiled Tuesday in San Rafael.

03/19/2014

A ground squirrel photographed in a California public park. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Berkeley May Kill Off Hundreds Of Squirrels, Gophers Over Environmental Worries

One of the country’s most tolerant and inclusive cities plans to kill off hundreds of its residents over concerns that they are damaging the environment.

02/18/2014

The San Francisco Police Department logo (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Body Found In Motel Garbage Chute In SF’s Mission District

A woman found dead in a garbage chute at a hotel in San Francisco’s Mission District has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 54-year-old Natalie Blaugh.

02/13/2014

Bea Johnson's family has generated only this small jar of waste over the last 11 months. (CBS)

‘Zero Waste’ North Bay Family Generates Only Small Jar Of Trash Each Year

A lot of us try to recycle and reduce our waste, but there is one North Bay family that has us all beat – tossing out only a quart of garbage each year.

10/10/2013

Antioch Police

Shorthanded Antioch Police Ask Mail Carriers, Garbage Collectors To Help Spot Crime

The Bay Area News Group reports that employees of the local trash collector, Republic Services Inc., as well as U.S. Postal Service employees have been given tips on how to act as effective witnesses to crimes. The program, dubbed “We’re Looking Out For You” aims to add some experience eyeballs looking out for the city’s 105,000 residents.

06/10/2013

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

Work Stoppage Delays Garbage Service In Fremont, Union City

A work stoppage has delayed garbage service in Fremont and Union City, officials in those cities said.

04/18/2013

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Alameda County Waste Management Workers Stage Brief Strike

Hundreds of Waste Management employees at cities throughout Alameda County went on strike this morning to protest what they claim is a violation of federal labor laws and abuse of employee rights.

03/15/2013

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Person Seen Climbing Out Of Burning SF Dumpster Taken To Hospital

One person was injured in a Dumpster fire in San Francisco’s Mission District Tuesday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.

03/05/2013

A yard waste bin is picked up in Palo Alto. (CBS)

Palo Alto Program Dumps Garbage Pickup In Favor Of Recycling

A new pilot program in Palo Alto calls for the elimination of black garbage bins in favor of a two can system for compost and recyclables.

01/17/2013

Police at the scene where a body was found at a garbage transfer station in Petaluma, January 11, 2013. (CBS)

Body Found At Petaluma Garbage Transfer Station

The body of a 30-year-old man was found at the North Bay Corp.’s garbage transfer station near Petaluma Friday afternoon, a Sonoma County sheriff’s lieutenant said.

01/11/2013

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