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.
'Trash Punx' Take On Task Of Cleaning Up San Jose StreetsA group in San Jose is tired of looking at dirty streets and are taking matters into their owns hands, cleaning up thrashed areas "punk rock" style.
There's A Good Chance Your Holiday Returns Will End Up In A Landfill5 billion pounds of returned items end up in the trash heap, according to Optoro, a tech company that helps major retailers manage their returns.
UN Study: Nearly 50 Million Tons Of E-Waste Discarded Last YearA new study claims 49.3 million tons of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical goods were discarded last year.
Planet Plastic: UC Study Finds Earth Has 5.5 Billion Tons Of Plastic WasteIndustry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash.
San Francisco Garbage Rates Set To Rise 14%City officials have approved a recommended 14 percent increase in rates set to take effect next month.
Group To Clean Up Pacific Garbage Patch 2 Years Earlier Than PlannedA Dutch foundation says it will start cleaning up the huge area of floating junk known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months
San Jose To Offer Unlimited Large Item Pick-Ups To Reduce DumpingOfficials in San Jose who have been trying to crack down on illegal dumping are now attempting a different approach by targeting the trash at its source.
Illegal Dumpers Leave Behind Trash, Feces In Oakland NeighborhoodsResidents in East and West Oakland are fed up with their streets being used as public dumping grounds.