11 Arrested In California Multi-State Recycling SchemeAuthorities have arrested 11 suspects they say ran a multi-state recycling fraud operation that smuggled empty cans and bottles into California.
State Legislature May Revamp California's Recycling SystemRecycling centers in California have been going out of business at an alarming rate, leading lawmakers in Sacramento consider ways to revamp the system for recycling cans and bottles.
Bay Area Lawmaker Proposes Reforms For Recycling Bottles, CansAssemblyman Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, is seeking to reshape the way bottles and cans are recycled throughout the state, his office announced Monday.
San Francisco Recycles Christmas Trees Into Mulch for City LandscapingSan Francisco residents can rest assured knowing that their old Christmas trees will continue to keep giving well after they've been chopped up and recycled.
'Tis The Sustainable Season: Rohnert Park Firm Promotes Environmentally-Friendly Holiday PracticesIt's the time of year to eat, drink and be merry. However, many factors of the holiday season are taking a toll on Mother Earth.
California Fines CVS $3.6 Million For Failing To RecycleCalifornia is fining the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider a record $3.6 million for failing to redeem deposits on bottles and cans at some of its locations, regulators said Monday.
California Recycling Director to Resign in DecemberScott Smithline announced Friday that he’ll leave his post with the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery at the end of December.
Governor Signs S.F. Lawmaker's Urgency Funding Bill for Recycling CentersGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a San Francisco assemblyman's urgency measure providing funding to bolster the dwindling presence of recycling centers in California. The bill takes effect immediately.
Lucky Man Who Accidentally Tossed His Life-Savings Into The Trash Gets It BackAn Oregon man who accidentally trashed his life savings will soon be reunited with his cash, thanks a worker at a Northern California recycling center.
SFO Announces Ban on Sale of Single-Use Plastic Water BottlesSan Francisco International Airport is making history by becoming the first major U.S. airport to ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles.
Palo Alto Officials Make Moves To Reduce Construction Waste In LandfillsThe Palo Alto City Council on Wednesday enacted sweeping changes to how homes are demolished and built within the city, hoping to reduce the amount construction waste that ends up in landfills.
Bay Area Recycling Plant Scrambles To Adapt As Overseas Market For America's Trash Dries UpIt has been more than a year since China stopped taking most recycling from other countries. That’s left Bay Area cities scrambling to find someone to take what others throw out and demanding more responsibility from its residents.
Oakland Recycling Truck Driver Injured After Explosion In Back Of TruckA recycling company driver was injured early Tuesday when an explosion occurred as a recycling container was being emptied in Oakland, officials said.
As Recycling Centers Close Statewide, Consumers Lose Millions in DepositsCalifornia consumers lost out on at least $308 million in nickel deposits on cans and bottles in 2018, largely because it's increasingly difficult to find a place to recycle them.
Santa Rosa Recycling Sorters Getting Stabbed By Improperly Disposed Hypodermic NeedlesSanta Rosa’s Recology Center has a syringe problem. Hypodermic needles are being improperly placed in recycling sources at alarming levels which puts workers at serious risk.