Mission To Pull Plastic From Pacific Ocean Nets 40 Tons From Garbage PatchEnvironmentalists on a mission to clean up the ocean of plastic pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Lake Tahoe Installing 250 Receptacles to Better Banish Butt LitterA conservation group at Lake Tahoe along and several water suppliers plan to start distributing 250 cigarette butt collection canisters around the lake this summer.
Community Pitches In At Event To Clean-Up San Francisco's StreetsMore than 600 volunteers joined San Francisco's mayor in an effort to help clean up the city's streets Wednesday morning.
San Jose Leaders, Union Pacific Clash Over Debris, Graffiti And Noise ComplaintsOfficials and local residents in San Jose are clashing with Union Pacific over reports of debris, homeless encampments and noise stemming from railroad property.
San Jose Service To Pick Up Illegally Dumped Trash Getting AbusedCrews in San Jose are getting overwhelmed by requests to clean up illegally dumped trash, city officials said Tuesday.
Sonoma County Groups Making Joint Effort To Clean Litter From RoadwaysThe Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works, along with nonprofits and community groups are making a joint effort to clean litter off the county’s roadways.
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.
Trash Piling Up On Berkeley's Highway 80 Access RoadMassive piles of trash and garbage are piling up along the sides of Berkeley streets. It’s irritating city residents and even those who live in the homeless encampments along the Interstate 80 corridor.
Berkeley Officials Pass Non-Compostable Food Container Ban, Paper Cup FeeThe Berkeley City Council Tuesday night passed a disposable foodware and litter-reduction ordinance that backers say is the most ambitious municipal legislation in the U.S. aimed at reducing the use of single-use disposable foodware.
Sequoia, Kings Canyon Close Due To Health, Safety Concerns Amid ShutdownOverflowing trash and human waste and other unsafe visitor conditions have prompted Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks in Central California to close to the public.
Government Shutdown Forces Yosemite To Limit Entry To Park Due To Trash, FecesThe partial federal government shutdown has forced Yosemite National Park limit entry due to a buildup of trash and human waste.
Ocean Cleanup Rig Returning To Alameda Port To Address Equipment IssuesAlready grappling with how to retain plastic it has collected at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a cleanup rig had another setback over the weekend and will be returning to port in Alameda sooner than expected.
Massive Floating Boom Not Corralling Plastic Trash In PacificA trash collection device deployed three months ago to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii is not collecting any trash.
Target Pays $7.4 Million To Settle California Hazardous Waste SuitRetail store giant Target Corp. has agreed to pay $7.4 million to settle allegations that it violated a 2011 stipulated judgment regarding the company’s handling and disposal of retail hazardous waste, prosecutors said.
Oakland Hosts 'Bulky Block Parties' To Discourage Illegal DumpingSeveral big block party are being planned in the East Bay for the coming weeks and the only thing residents are required to bring is their big trash items.