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.
San Jose Uses New Tactic To Combat Illegal DumpingThere is a new strategy to combat illegal dumping in San Jose.
Mattresses, Trash Burn In San Rafael Warehouse FireNo one was injured when a pile of discarded items ignited and started a fire inside a San Rafael warehouse Saturday evening, according to fire officials.
Oakland Sued By Landlords Over Trash BillsA third of Oakland residents' trash bills go to the city, not the trash company. A grand jury report and a lawsuit suggest that's illegal.