San Francisco Launches BottleBank Mobile Recycling Program Allowing Users To Easily Reclaim CashSan Francisco city officials on Wednesday announced the launch of a new mobile recycling pilot program that will not only facilitate recycling, but also make it easier for residents to reclaim their California Redemption Value cash deposit for recyclables.
California To Implement Nation's 1st Recycled Content Standards For Plastic Beverage BottlesEffective Jan. 1, all plastic California Refund Value drink containers in the state must be made with at least 15 percent recycled materials.
Neighbors Drop Lawsuit Alleging 'Harmful' Nuisances At Napa County Compost FacilityA group of neighbors suing a Napa County compost and recycling company over odor, noise and other alleged nuisances have withdrawn their lawsuit, according to officials from Upper Valley Disposal Service.
California Passes Strict Recycling Rules Limiting What Can Be Labeled As RecyclableCalifornia lawmakers have approved what advocacy groups say are the nation’s strongest protections against falsely labeling items as recyclable when they in fact are destined for landfills.
CA Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Make Getting A CRV Refund Easier For RecyclersIt's been a year since KPIX first uncovered systemic troubles with California's bottle and can recycling program. During the pandemic things just got worse. Now lawmakers are looking for a fix.
Firefighters Extingiush Blaze At Contra Costa County Recycling Center Fire crews extinguished a blaze that ignited inside a massive pile of debris at the Transfer Station in Pittsburg early Monday morning, according to the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.
San Francisco to Install Bigbelly 'Smart' Trash Cans at Nearly Every Tenderloin District IntersectionIn an effort to curb dirty streets in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, Supervisor Matt Haney announced on Monday the installation of 68 new "smart" trash cans in the area.
Man Accused Of Robbing Elderly Man Of Recyclables In San Francisco Pleads Not GuiltyA man accused of menacing and attacking an elderly Asian man while robbing him of his recyclables in San Francisco's Bayview district - in an incident shared widely on social media - pleaded not guilty in his initial court appearance.
San Francisco DA To Withdraw Charges Against One Suspect In Attack On Elderly RecyclerSan Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said his office was withdrawing charges against one of two men arrested in an attack on an elderly Asian man and theft of the recycled cans he had gathered.
San Francisco Police Announce Arrest In Racially Charged Bayview Recycling RobberySan Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott announced Thursday that officers have made an arrest in the recent robbery of an older Asian man of recycling he had collected in Bayview-Hunters Point.
Elderly Man Robbed Of Recycling In SF's Bayview-Hunters Point IdentifiedPolice in San Francisco on Wednesday announced that investigators have identified the man who was threatened and attacked over the weekend as he was robbed of recycling he had collected in Bayview-Hunters Point.
Interview: Community Worker Talks About Recycling Robbery Attack VictimOn Wednesday, KPIX 5 reporter Joe Vazquez spoke with Michael Wong of the Community Youth Center of San Francisco (CYCSF) about the victim in the Bayview-Hunters Point attack and recycling robbery over the weekend that was caught on video.
San Francisco Police Renew Call For Help Identifying Recycling Theft VictimPolice in San Francisco renewed their call for public assistance Tuesday, hoping someone can help identify the older Asian man who was robbed of recycling in a racially charged theft in Hunters Point.
Many California Retailers Flout Bottle, Can Recycling LawIf you paid a deposit for recycling bottles and cans, you are supposed to be able to get your money back. It's part of California's 33-year-old bottle bill. But don't expect smooth sailing, because many retailers are flouting the law.
Bay Area Legislator's Bill Requiring Beverage Makers to Handle Recycling DiesA California state senator from Fremont on Thursday ended his effort to pass a bill requiring beverage distributors to create a new system to take back their own containers