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.
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.
One person was injured in a Dumpster fire in San Francisco’s Mission District Tuesday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said.
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.
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.
The city of San Francisco is diverting 80 percent of all its waste away from landfills, Mayor Ed Lee announced Friday.
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.