Recycling

David Duong (CBS)

Oakland Vietnam War Refugee, Recycling CEO Brings Expertise Back To Homeland

The 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.

04/27/2015

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Recycling, Composting System In Dolores Park Unveiled In Response To Abundance Of Trash Left By Picnickers

A pop-up recycling and composting system was unveiled Wednesday in response to an abundance of litter left behind by picnickers at San Francisco’s Dolores Park.

04/15/2015

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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

Christmas Tree Recycling

San Francisco Kicks Off Christmas Tree Recycling Program With ‘Chipping Of Trees’ Civic Center Event

Residents leave trees curbside between Jan. 2 and Jan. 16.

12/26/2014

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

Oakland Waste Management Workers Back On The Job After Weeklong Strike

Waste Management recycling workers are returning to work Friday after a weeklong strike left a mountain of recycling piling up outside a San Leandro facility.

10/31/2014

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

Recycling Crews Strike In San Leandro, Oakland

Recycling workers at the Waste Management walked off the job in the East Bay Friday.

10/24/2014

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

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