The city of San Francisco is diverting 80 percent of all its waste away from landfills, Mayor Ed Lee announced Friday.
A judge upheld a law that is scheduled to go into effect next month that would extend San Francisco’s ban on the use of plastic bags in retail establishments, according to the city attorney’s office.
Kelley Park was cleared of trash and debris as it has been site of a homeless encampment for years.
Mounds of trash blanketed the Great Meadow at Fort Mason on Thursday, remnants of a July 4 celebration staff at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area believe the crowds purposefully and wantonly left behind.
Illegal recycling is taking its toll on a growing number of San Francisco residents complaining about nightly noise, scattered trash and theft of property on city streets.
Several Bay Area cities have a free or low-cost program to pick up large items such as mattresses, couches or appliances. Customers simply need to schedule a pickup a week in advance in most cases.
The equivalent of 100,000 kitchen trash bags full of garbage flows into the San Francisco Bay from storm drains every year, according to a study released Thursday.
Someone has been dumping garbage on the streets and in the parks in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood, and neighbors are outraged.
Recycling has reached a milestone in San Francisco with the amount of food scraps collected through an urban compost program reaching one million tons.
Dozens of volunteers pitched in Saturday morning to scrub Oakland’s coastline of trash in honor of California Coastal Cleanup Day, according to event organizers.