Waste

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California Drought Taking Serious Toll On Aging Sewer System In San Francisco

California’s severe drought is taking a serious toll on San Francisco’s aging sewer system.

06/29/2015

A storm drain. (CBS)

Palo Alto Construction Crews Pumping, Dumping Thousands Of Gallons Of Water During Drought

Thousands of gallons of water are going down the drain in Palo Alto, and the city has no way to stop it.

04/28/2015

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

Mom From Minimalist Mill Valley Family Offers Tips For Zero-Waste Lifestyle

A Mill Valley family practices a minimalist lifestyle to say the least. The mom from this “zero-waste” lifestyle even makes her own makeup.

04/20/2015

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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

Tenderloin Pit Stop (photo courtesy SFPD Tenderloin Station)

San Francisco Gets More Than $203,000 To Solve Longtime Problem Of Human Feces On Streets

The Tenderloin Pit Stop pilot program, that provides portable toilets and sinks, used needle receptacles and dog waste stations, has been extended.

01/15/2015

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Safeway Fined $10M For Illegally Dumping Electronics, Pharmaceuticals In California Landfills

The Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.

01/06/2015

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Rats Part Of Growing Pains For Fresh Food Program At San Francisco Schools

San Francisco Unified School District serves more fresh food and a greater number of meals to their students since switching food providers last year, but the fresh-food program has led to some infrastructure challenges of its own.

12/01/2014

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

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Ebola Patients Create 440-Gallons Of Medical Waste Per Day

Ebola patients treated in the United States create a staggering amount of medical waste, and some states aren’t sure how to deal with it.

10/20/2014

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

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