Bay Area District Attorneys Settle With Ulta Beauty Over Improper Disposal Of Hazardous MaterialsTen district attorneys in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas announced Monday that they have reached a settlement with the cosmetics company Ulta Beauty for improperly storing, handling and disposing hazardous materials.
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.
San Jose Cleans Up Decades-Old Trash, E-Waste From Dry CreeksThere's at least one silver lining to California's four-year drought. In San Jose, volunteers have been able to clean out decades old garbage stuck at the bottom of dry creek beds.
Napa Struggles To Clear Debris Following Magnitude 6.0 EarthquakeAfter Sunday’s magnitude 6.0 quake caused major damage in Napa, the city is struggling to keep up with the amount of debris being disposed.
California's E-Waste Ending Up In Toxic Mountain Of Junk In ArizonaCalifornia 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.
Electronics Recycler Makes Off With Cash From California ConsumersConsumers who buy a new TV or computer pay an extra fee to dispose of old electronics. But the owner of a company that disposes of electronic waste has made off with hundreds of thousands of dollars in fees, and left behind quite a mess.
Santa Clara Passes E-Waste Restriction BillSanta Clara County supervisors have passed a bill that aims to stop electronic waste such as computers from being shipped overseas for recycling.