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Recycling

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

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

2nd Fire In 2 Months Controlled At Redwood City Recycling Plant

A two-alarm fire at a metal recycling plant in Redwood City Tuesday morning has been controlled, although the smell of smoke and burning plastic was reported as far south as Mountain View, a fire marshal said.

12/17/2013

A fire was brought under control at a Recology recycling warehouse near the Bayview Caltrain station in SF. (CBS)

Fire At San Francisco Recology Facility Causes $75K In Damage

A fire at a San Francisco recycling warehouse was extinguished after burning for more than nine hours overnight, an acting fire captain said Tuesday.

12/10/2013

An electronics recycler has abandoned glass from old TV sets and computer monitors at a warehouse in Yuma, Arizona. (CBS)

Electronics Recycler Makes Off With Cash From California Consumers

Consumers who buy a new TV or computer pay an extra fee to dispose of old electronics. But the owner of a company that disposes of electronic waste has made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees, and left behind quite a mess.

09/11/2013

Crayola markers are seen in the back-to-school section. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cool School: San Rafael’s Sun Valley Spurs Innovative Recycling Program

SAN RAFAEL (KPIX 5) – After noticing how many markers get thrown away, students at Sun Valley Elementary in San Rafael took action. The school’s Green Team petitioned Crayola, responsible for making half a billion […]

06/20/2013

People walk with groceries in plastic bags in Chinatown in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

California State Senate Rejects Plastic Bag Ban

The state Senate has rejected a bill that would have phased out the use of single-use plastic checkout bags in grocery, drug and convenience stores.

05/30/2013

A yard waste bin is picked up in Palo Alto. (CBS)

Palo Alto Program Dumps Garbage Pickup In Favor Of Recycling

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.

01/17/2013

Analog Televisions Get Phased Out As US Prepares For Digital TV Conversion (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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