There's A Good Chance Your Holiday Returns Will End Up In A Landfill5 billion pounds of returned items end up in the trash heap, according to Optoro, a tech company that helps major retailers manage their returns.
UN Study: Nearly 50 Million Tons Of E-Waste Discarded Last YearA new study claims 49.3 million tons of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical goods were discarded last year.
Planet Plastic: UC Study Finds Earth Has 5.5 Billion Tons Of Plastic WasteIndustry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash.
San Francisco Garbage Rates Set To Rise 14%City officials have approved a recommended 14 percent increase in rates set to take effect next month.
Group To Clean Up Pacific Garbage Patch 2 Years Earlier Than PlannedA Dutch foundation says it will start cleaning up the huge area of floating junk known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months
San Jose To Offer Unlimited Large Item Pick-Ups To Reduce DumpingOfficials in San Jose who have been trying to crack down on illegal dumping are now attempting a different approach by targeting the trash at its source.
Illegal Dumpers Leave Behind Trash, Feces In Oakland NeighborhoodsResidents in East and West Oakland are fed up with their streets being used as public dumping grounds.
San Jose Uses New Tactic To Combat Illegal DumpingThere is a new strategy to combat illegal dumping in San Jose.
Mattresses, Trash Burn In San Rafael Warehouse FireNo one was injured when a pile of discarded items ignited and started a fire inside a San Rafael warehouse Saturday evening, according to fire officials.
Oakland Sued By Landlords Over Trash BillsA third of Oakland residents' trash bills go to the city, not the trash company. A grand jury report and a lawsuit suggest that's illegal.
SF Gardener's Furious Facebook Rant Blasts Park Goers For Trashing Dolores Park On Pride WeekendA furious expletive-laden Facebook rant posted by a gardener with San Francisco's Recreation and Parks over the trashing of Dolores Park on Pride weekend has pricked a lot of ears.
Ship Filled With Space Station Trash Expected To Burn Up Over EarthIt’s trash day for the International Space Station.