Palo Alto Officials Make Moves To Reduce Construction Waste In LandfillsThe Palo Alto City Council on Wednesday enacted sweeping changes to how homes are demolished and built within the city, hoping to reduce the amount construction waste that ends up in landfills.
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.
Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks Elimination Of Paper ReceiptsCalling paper receipts a waste, a lawmaker from the Bay Area has introduced a measure that would require California businesses to issue receipts electronically.
Gigantic Fat Clog Removed From London Sewers A smelly problem deep beneath the streets of London has been eliminated.
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.
Postal Service Cuts Landfill Waste By 70 Percent In San FranciscoThe U.S. Postal Service in San Francisco is being recognized for its efforts to go green after cutting the amount of waste it sends to landfills by as much as 70 percent over just two years.
San Jose Pilot Program Converts Residents’ Food Scraps Into Animal FeedFood scraps will be turned into animal feed under a new pilot program for San Jose residents that will help the city move closer to its goal of zero waste by 2022.
California Drought Taking Serious Toll On Aging Sewer System In San FranciscoCalifornia’s severe drought is taking a serious toll on San Francisco’s aging sewer system.
Palo Alto Construction Crews Pumping, Dumping Thousands Of Gallons Of Water During DroughtThousands of gallons of water are going down the drain in Palo Alto, and the city has no way to stop it.
Mom From Minimalist Mill Valley Family Offers Tips For Zero-Waste LifestyleA Mill Valley family practices a minimalist lifestyle to say the least. The mom from this "zero-waste" lifestyle even makes her own makeup.
Napa Curbside Composting Program Aims To Keep 8,000 Tons Of Material Out Of LandfillsA curbside composting program in Napa could keep more than 8,000 tons of material out of its landfill each year, city officials said.
San Francisco Gets More Than $203,000 To Solve Longtime Problem Of Human Feces On StreetsThe Tenderloin Pit Stop pilot program, that provides portable toilets and sinks, used needle receptacles and dog waste stations, has been extended.
Safeway Fined $10M For Illegally Dumping Electronics, Pharmaceuticals In California LandfillsThe Safeway supermarket chain has been ordered to pay nearly $10 million for illegally dumping batteries, electronics and pharmaceuticals in California landfills.
Rats Part Of Growing Pains For Fresh Food Program At San Francisco SchoolsSan Francisco Unified School District serves more fresh food and a greater number of meals to their students since switching food providers last year, but the fresh-food program has led to some infrastructure challenges of its own.
Oakland Waste Management Workers Back On The Job After Weeklong StrikeWaste Management recycling workers are returning to work Friday after a weeklong strike left a mountain of recycling piling up outside a San Leandro facility.