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Man Assaulted For Picking Up Trash In San Francisco’s Castro District

A man removing trash from the street in San Francisco’s Castro District was thanked for his good deed with an assault early Saturday morning, according to police.

03/31/2014

Bea Johnson's family has generated only this small jar of waste over the last 11 months. (CBS)

‘Zero Waste’ North Bay Family Generates Only Small Jar Of Trash Each Year

A lot of us try to recycle and reduce our waste, but there is one North Bay family that has us all beat – tossing out only a quart of garbage each year.

10/10/2013

A mound of trash outside the restrooms at Fort Mason in San Francisco, July 5, 2012. (CBS)

New Rules At SF Fort Mason After Last Year’s July 4th Trashing

Glass containers and kegs are no longer allowed at Fort Mason’s Great Meadow in San Francisco after the meadow was left littered with trash following last year’s Fourth of July celebration, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.

07/03/2013

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Crews Clear Another Homeless Encampment In San Jose

City crews in San Jose started the process of clearing out a homeless encampment near Happy Hollow Zoo on Monday morning, a process that is expected to take most of the week.

04/22/2013

Garbage Truck. (CBS)

Work Stoppage Delays Garbage Service In Fremont, Union City

A work stoppage has delayed garbage service in Fremont and Union City, officials in those cities said.

04/18/2013

waste management

Alameda County Waste Management Workers Stage Brief Strike

Hundreds of Waste Management employees at cities throughout Alameda County went on strike this morning to protest what they claim is a violation of federal labor laws and abuse of employee rights.

03/15/2013

Plastic Bag

North Bay Politician Pushing For Statewide Ban Of Plastic Shopping Bags

Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael, is expressing confidence in his ability to convince his colleagues in Sacramento to support the nation’s first statewide ban of disposable, plastic shopping bags.

02/11/2013

San Francisco Partners With World Champ Giants For ‘Sweep’ Anti-Litter Campaign

The three-year campaign to rid San Francisco of litter, dirt and grime, was to formally kick off Friday.

02/08/2013

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

Police at the scene where a body was found at a garbage transfer station in Petaluma, January 11, 2013. (CBS)

Body Found At Petaluma Garbage Transfer Station

The body of a 30-year-old man was found at the North Bay Corp.’s garbage transfer station near Petaluma Friday afternoon, a Sonoma County sheriff’s lieutenant said.

01/11/2013

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