Coronavirus Update: Trash Collectors Say Residential Waste Pickups Larger During Shelter In PlaceBay Area trash and recycling companies are seeing dramatic shifts in residential and commercial collections as a result of efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus with shelter in place orders.
Benicia Wants Couple To Stop Picking Up Trash Along Highway During COVID-19 Shelter-In-PlaceThe city of Benicia says a couple picking up trash along the roadways is setting a bad example and has asked them to stop.
8,000 Pounds Of Trash Pulled From Fairfield Home After Complaints From NeighborsOfficials have pulled 8,000 pounds of trash from a home in Fairfield, following a litany of complaints from neighbors.
Richmond Resident Documents Illegal Trash Dumping; Says City Allows It To HappenSome residents of North Richmond say the city is allowing trash to be dumped in their neighborhood and one man has begun a crusade to document the problem.
Infrared Video Shows Rats At Santa Rosa Homeless EncampmentThe controversy over a large homeless encampment in Santa Rosa was ignited when people began posting videos of it online. Now a new video has surfaced with images that are disturbing to the people who live in the camp as well.
Commuters Avoiding Concord Park & Ride Lot Due To Trash, Car Break-Ins, Homeless CampA popular Park & Ride lot in Concord has turned into a dumping ground. Many drivers said they avoid parking there because of the homeless people who live there, trash, and car break-ins.
Alameda, Contra Costa Officials Announce Illegal Dumping CrackdownTop prosecutors and elected officials in Alameda and Contra Costa counties joined together Wednesday to announce new funding and strategies aimed at preventing illegal dumping and waste.
San Francisco Unveils New Smart Bigbelly Trash CansThe city of San Francisco is taking another looks at Bigbelly smart trash cans as officials work to combat SF's notorious street cleanliness challenges.
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.