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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

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

San Francisco Reports 80 Percent Waste Diversion Rate

The city of San Francisco is diverting 80 percent of all its waste away from landfills, Mayor Ed Lee announced Friday.

10/05/2012

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Judge Upholds San Francisco’s Expanded Plastic Bag Ban

A judge upheld a law that is scheduled to go into effect next month that would extend San Francisco’s ban on the use of plastic bags in retail establishments, according to the city attorney’s office.

09/13/2012

A mound of trash outside the restrooms at Fort Mason in San Francisco, July 5, 2012. (CBS)

San Francisco Fort Mason Trashed During July 4th Celebrations

Mounds of trash blanketed the Great Meadow at Fort Mason on Thursday, remnants of a July 4 celebration staff at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area believe the crowds purposefully and wantonly left behind.

07/05/2012

Live 105 Announces BFD 2012 Concert Line-up

Mountain View Gears Up For Live 105′s BFD 2012 Concert

With warm weather comes festivals, particularly music festivals like Live 105′s BFD 2012 coming to the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Saturday, June 2nd…

05/31/2012

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San Francisco To Decide On Garbage, Coit Tower In June Primary

A measure on the June ballot in San Francisco would require the city’s waste collection services be put up for competitive bidding, but the proposal’s opponents claim it would create an unnecessary bureaucratic headache.

05/15/2012

Shirley Manson & Butch Vig On Garbage's Return To Rock

Shirley Manson & Butch Vig On Garbage’s Return To Rock

Live 105′s BFD Concert will soon be at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, but KROQ’s morning show has one of the bands, in-studio to talk about their comeback…

05/03/2012

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Several Bay Area Cities Offer Free Junk Removal

Several Bay Area cities have a free or low-cost program to pick up large items such as mattresses, couches or appliances. Customers simply need to schedule a pickup a week in advance in most cases.

04/23/2012

A pile of trash left outside San Francisco's Bernal Heights Park (CBS)

Illegal Dumping Plagues San Francisco’s Bernal Heights

Someone has been dumping garbage on the streets and in the parks in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, and neighbors are outraged.

02/16/2012

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