Audit Finds San Jose Recycling Bins Contain Up To 40 Percent Household GarbageThe whole idea behind recycling is that clean paper, plastics and metals are collected and shipped off to be reused. But at San Jose's sorting station the reality is a lot messier than that.
San Jose Pilot Program Converts Residents’ Food Scraps Into Animal FeedFood scraps will be turned into animal feed under a new pilot program for San Jose residents that will help the city move closer to its goal of zero waste by 2022.
San Jose To Study License Plate Readers On Garbage TrucksThe plan proposed by Mayor Sam Liccardo and councilmen Johnny Khamis and Raul Peralez would help the city’s Police Department track down stolen vehicles and warrants.
Earth Day Challenge Asks People To Carry Trash Around With ThemHow much trash do you throw away in a day? You might be surprised, especially if you had to carry it along.
$5,000 Reward Offered To Find Who Left Puppies To Die In Garbage Bag At Pleasant Hill ParkThe Humane Society of the U.S. is offering a $5,000 reward for information on the animal cruelty suspect or suspects who sealed three 5-week-old terrier puppies in a garbage bag and left them to die in a Pleasant Hill park last week.
Recycling Crews Strike In San Leandro, OaklandRecycling workers at the Waste Management walked off the job in the East Bay Friday.
Raccoon Invasion Worse Than Usual In North Bay NeighborhoodNeighbors in a North Bay area considered ‘Raccoon Central’ by some say this year’s raccoon invasion is worse than usual.
Oakland Mayor, Garbage Companies Reach DealA tentative agreement has been reached to settle a dispute over the city of Oakland's garbage contract.
Controversy Grows Over Signature Drive Using 'Bullying' Tactics To Overturn Oakland Garbage ContractThe controversy over the push to overturn Oakland’s $1 billion garbage contract is growing, with signature gatherers accused of missing the facts.
Oakland Accuses Waste Management Of Dirty Tricks In Campaign To Overturn New Garbage ContractAfter 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.
Waste Management Sues Oakland Over $1 Billion Trash ContractThe nation's largest trash hauler has filed a lawsuit claiming the city of Oakland illegally awarded a $1 billion contract to a local garbage company.
Oakland City Leaders Call Increased Garbage Rates 'A Victory' For ResidentsThe City Council awarded the new garbage contract to a local company, which plans to raise rates by 27 percent next summer.
Homeless Man Falls Asleep In San Francisco Dumpster, Nearly Gets Crushed In Recology TruckA homeless man who fell asleep in a dumpster had to be rescued from being crushed after waking up inside a Recology cardboard recycling truck Tuesday morning.
Oakland Mayoral Hopeful Rebecca Kaplan Faces Backlash For Leaving Behind Trash After Announcing CandidacySome people in East Oakland said City Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan used their community as a prop for political advancement, but did nothing to help them. Now, they’re taking action to make sure she won’t be their next mayor.
Oakland Garbage Rates Could Jump 50 Percent Under New Contract A new garbage contract could cause sticker shock for Oakland residents. The city is recommending the council approve a new contract with Waste Management that would increase fees by 50 percent.