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.
San Jose Recycling Contractor Under Fire Over Poor ServiceSan Jose's Environmental Services Department is recommending the city terminate its contract with its largest recycler, California Waste Solutions.
Man Digging Through Recycling Bins Hit, Killed By Car Near San PabloA man in the East Bay was hit and killed by a car in while digging through recycling bins early Friday morning.
Smoky Fire At Brisbane Recycling Facility Prompts Air AdvisoryA smoldering fire burned for hours at a recycling center in Brisbane, sending a plume of smoke visible in the southern end of San Francisco,
California Mattress Recycler In Limbo After Contract Cancelled A quarter of a million old mattresses are piling up in facilities across California amid a dispute involving a state agency and the company that is supposed to recycle them.
California Busts Alleged Recycling Fraud SmugglersAuthorities say they intercepted thousands of pounds of empty beverage containers being smuggled into California to defraud the state's recycling program.
Kroger Phasing Out Single-Use Plastic Bags In All Stores By 2025The nation’s largest grocery chain will be plastic-bag free at all of its nearly 2,800 stores by 2025.
Recycling Industry Reeling From Tough New China StandardsA warning for consumers: if you're not careful, what you toss in the recycling bin could end up in a landfill instead.