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Firefighters were battling a trash fire at the Zanker Landfill in San Jose Sunday. (CBS)

Trash Fire Burns At San Jose Landfill

Firefighters were battling a trash fire at the Zanker Landfill in San Jose Sunday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.

05/11/2014

Volunteers stand next to piles of recovered trash pulled from San Jose homeless camps. (CBS)

San Jose Volunteers Backstop City In Massive Trash Cleanup Effort

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.

04/22/2014

Police Sirens

Bomb Squad Detonates Grenades Found At San Leandro Dump

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.

04/16/2014

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Man Assaulted For Picking Up Trash In San Francisco’s Castro District

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.

03/31/2014

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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