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Waste Management garbage and recycling bins in Oakland. (CBS)

Oakland Accuses Waste Management Of Dirty Tricks In Campaign To Overturn New Garbage Contract

After Waste Management lost a $1 billion contract to pick up Oakland’s garbage, the company is trying to put a ballot measure on the November ballot to overturn the city’s decision. Officials are accusing Waste Management of dirty tricks as they attempt to gather signatures.

09/08/2014

Stevens Creek Reservoir in Cupertino,  January 30, 2014 (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Plans To Vote On New Water Bond Measure For November Election

Pressed by a deadline and California’s severe drought, state lawmakers are scheduled to vote Wednesday on a measure that would swap out an existing water bond on the November ballot.

08/13/2014

water sprinkler head, drought

Bay Area Water Agencies Get Tough On Water-Wasters

Bay Area water agencies are getting tough on water-wasters. The Dublin-San Ramon Services District is slapping big fines on repeat offenders.

07/30/2014

San Francisco recycling center is closing its doors.

Protesters Fight Against Eviction Of San Francisco’s Last Non-Profit Recycling Center

Protesters briefly gathered this morning to voice their opposition to the eviction of San Francisco’s last non-profit recycling centers.

07/16/2014

Recology truck. (CBS)

Jury Orders Recology To Pay $1.3 Million To Ratepayers After Whistleblower Brings Lawsuit

A verdict has been reached this week in a fraud case against San Francisco’s garbage company, and both sides said they’ve won. A whistleblower brought a lawsuit against Recology, in a story that KPIX 5 first reported earlier this year.

06/17/2014

Camea Davis

SF Department Of Environment Trains Hard-to-Hire Workers For Green Jobs

San Francisco is hiring for 6 ‘green’ jobs this summer as part of a program called Environment Now.

06/08/2014

Members of the media preview the new iPad during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, California. In the first product release following the death of Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. introduced the third version of the iPad and an updated Apple TV.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Apple Ramping Up Eco-Friendly Efforts, Offering Free Gadget Recycling

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

04/21/2014

Recycled aluminum cans are seen at the Norcal Waste recycling facility July 11, 2003 in San Francisco. The most modern recycling facility in the United States opened in March of 2003 and has the ability to sort and bail up to 2,100 tons of recyclables per day using an efficient combination of specialized equipment and hand sorting. Along with paper, plastic and glass, Norcal's newly opened construction materials sorting facility can sort wood, concrete and metal. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Recycling Fraud Leads To Jail Time For Oakland Man, 3 Washington Residents

An Oakland man is headed to jail for recycling fraud, according to CalRecycle, the state department charged with improving conservation through recycling and waste management.

04/08/2014

Recology truck. (CBS)

Ex-Manager Alleges Recology Submitted False Claims For Payment From State’s Recycling Fund

San Francisco’s recycling company Recology claims to be the greenest in the nation. But a former supervisor said some of their recycling numbers were inflated when he was there, at the expense of California consumers who pay into the state’s CRV redemption fund.

02/26/2014

A fire burns at the Sims recycling plant in Redwood City on December 17, 2013. (CBS)

Redwood City Metal Recycler Meets With City Over Recent Fires

Redwood City officials met Wednesday with Sims Metal Management after a second fire in two months broke out at the recycling plant in Redwood City Tuesday morning.

12/19/2013

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