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.
The City Council awarded the new garbage contract to a local company, which plans to raise rates by 27 percent next summer.
The East Bay Municipal Utility District, Stege Sanitary District and six cities have agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to settle allegations they allowed raw or partially treated sewage to flow into the San Francisco Bay.
Major stadium use a massive amount of energy and create a lot of waste. But Levi’s Stadium is different. In fact, it could be the greenest in the NFL.
The newly approved state-imposed fines for water wasters doesn’t sit well with some Silicon Valley business owners.
California has the strictest e-waste laws in the nation, but a KPIX5 investigation discovered the strict laws have led to dumping our electronic junk in someone else’s back yard, causing serious damage.
Student volunteers recently lined up at 9 a.m. to help clean out a homeless encampment in the wealthy Willow Glen neighborhood. It was an in-your-face lesson on how governments can’t do it alone.
Toxic waste clean-up in Silicon Valley is creating additional environmental hazards in other parts of the U.S., according to a new report.
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.
State toxic substances regulators have fined a large hazardous waste dump in Central California more than $300,000 for failing to report 72 small spills over a four-year period.