State Agency Critical Of Carpet Industry's Failed Recycling ProgramOnce hailed as an important step in making the carpet industry greener, a landmark 2010 California law intended to encourage recycling isn't achieving its goals.
26 Workers Sickened At San Francisco Recycling Plant Two workers were hospitalized and 22 others were treated for a variety of illnesses including itchy eyes, shortness of breath and nausea Friday at a hazardous material incident at a large recycling facility on the San Francisco waterfront.
Over 20 Percent Of California's Recycling Centers Shut DownMore than a fifth of California’s recycling redemption centers have closed in the last year, stripping consumers of easy access to recycling and limiting their ability to collect the deposits they made when purchasing bottles and cans.
Firefighters Quickly Tame San Jose Recycling Plant FireA large trash pile ignited into flames early Monday at a San Jose recycling plant, but was brought under control before it could cause any major damage.
Scavengers May Be Only People Profiting In Current Recycling MarketIn the dead of night, five nights a week, a man we'll call "Daniel" goes to work at a San Francisco Dumpster.
Weight Of Cheap Commodities Crushing North Bay Recycling CompanyFor 60 years, Joe Garbarino has been moving Marin’s trash, and for many of those years he could do it at a healthy profit. Not any more.
Postal Service Cuts Landfill Waste By 70 Percent In San FranciscoThe U.S. Postal Service in San Francisco is being recognized for its efforts to go green after cutting the amount of waste it sends to landfills by as much as 70 percent over just two years.
Mount Amazon? Online Shopping Boxes Overwhelm San Francisco Recycling CenterBetween Amazon Prime and Google Express, the retail itch can be scratched almost immediately. With that quick purchase, comes quicker delivery and lots of packaging.
NorCal Recycling Center Worker Saves Tiny Kitten Spotted On Conveyer BeltA worker at a Northern California recycling center saved a tiny kitten from certain death when he spotted the animal heading down a conveyor belt.
Alameda Co. To Fine Businesses, Multi-Family Property Owners Who Don’t RecycleBusiness and property owners in Alameda County who don’t recycle their waste may soon be receiving hefty fines.
Audit Finds San Jose Recycling Bins Contain Up To 40 Percent Household GarbageThe whole idea behind recycling is that clean paper, plastics and metals are collected and shipped off to be reused. But at San Jose's sorting station the reality is a lot messier than that.
Oakland Vietnam War Refugee, Recycling CEO Brings Expertise Back To HomelandThe lives and fortunes of thousands of Vietnamese refugees changed with their exodus from Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War 40 years ago this month. Among those seeking a new start in the U.S., perhaps no refugee embraced the American dream as fiercely as David Duong.