Firefighters were battling a trash fire at the Zanker Landfill in San Jose Sunday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.
Student volunteers recently lined up at 9 a.m. to help clean out a homeless encampment in the wealthy Willow Glen neighborhood. It was an in-your-face lesson on how governments can’t do it alone.
San Leandro police and the Alameda County sheriff’s bomb squad were able to recover two grenades found earlier this week at a garbage collection facility.
A man removing trash from the street in San Francisco’s Castro District was thanked for his good deed with an assault early Saturday morning, according to police.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A work stoppage has delayed garbage service in Fremont and Union City, officials in those cities said.