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.


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”


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


Garbage Truck. (CBS)

Pittsburg Wants San Francisco’s Trash Business

Officials with the East Bay city have proposed bringing in San Francisco’s trash by barge and hauling it to Keller Canyon Landfill.

CBS San Francisco–02/15/2011

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

San Francisco Garbage Contract Trashed At City Hearing

The trash talk came from near and far Wednesday as the supervisors debated who should collect the city’s garbage, and whether it should be shipped all the way to Yuba County.



San Francisco To Yuba County Trash Proposal Closer To Reality

A proposal that would have San Francisco sending its trash to a landfill in Yuba County is moving closer to reality.

CBS San Francisco–10/03/2010



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