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Napa Curbside Composting Program Aims To Keep 8,000 Tons Of Material Out Of Landfills

A curbside composting program in Napa could keep more than 8,000 tons of material out of its landfill each year, city officials said.

03/22/2015

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South Bay Landfill Prompting 30 Complaints Daily; Neighbors Say Smell Getting Worse

A landfill may be responsible for a stench plaguing residents in the South Bay that has prompted dozens of air quality complaints on a daily basis.

01/22/2015

A garbage truck dumping trash at a dump in Woodland. (CBS)

Sacramento-Area Man Escapes Crushing Death While Trapped Inside Garbage Truck

Firefighters are calling it a miracle: A Sacramento-area man became stuck in the back of a garbage truck for hours, while it’s compacting trash, and survives.

01/16/2015

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

Atari E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Video Game (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Search For Old Atari Games To Go On In New Mexico

Organizers plan to dig into a NM landfill for the “worst Atari video game of all time”

03/21/2014

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

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

San Francisco Launches Nation’s First Recycled Clothing Campaign

San Francisco has become the first city in the country to launch a campaign to recycle clothing in a way similar to how bottles, cans, and cardboard are recycled.

01/15/2014

Analog TV (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Old TV Tubes May End Up At California Landfills, Despite Fees

For years, California has required old TV and computer monitors to be recycled and charges a special fee. But new rules will put many of those monitors in the dump, and consumers will still pay that surcharge.

09/27/2012

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Firefighters Extinguish San Jose Landfill Blaze

Firefighters extinguished a large trash fire at the BFI Newby Island Sanitary Landfill in a rural area of Milpitas Saturday night.

08/12/2012

Employee Rescued From Sorting Machine At SJ Landfill

San Jose fire personnel Friday morning rescued a 24-year-old man who became stuck in a material chute at the city’s Zanker Road Landfill, a fire department spokesman said.

12/30/2011

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