Bay Area trash and recycling companies are seeing dramatic shifts in residential and commercial collections.
A cleanup rig dispatched to collect plastic trash in the Pacific Ocean had another setback over the weekend and will be returning to port in Alameda.
San Jose has teamed up with the Downtown Streets Team and Goodwill to offer homeless people jobs cleaning up trash and debris at “hotspots” near freeways in the city.
The world’s largest accumulation of discarded junk is being targeted by an innovative effort.
A new city of Oakland-operated village of Tuff Sheds to temporarily house homeless people near Lake Merritt is expected to open this week, and shortly thereafter the city will begin enforcing a camping ban around the lake, city officials announced Tuesday.
Fire and building inspectors are still investigating a Monday night blaze at the famed Manresa restaurant in Los Gatos but the building has been released back to its owners, fire officials said.
San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell was talking trash in the Castro — five new “smart” garbage bins that prevent people from digging through their contents.
Residents and visitors to the San Francisco Bay Area can celebrate the 49th anniversary of People’s Park in Berkeley Sunday.
Residents of a homeless encampment near downtown Antioch are being asked to clear out by Monday.
A man arrested in Redwood City on Monday morning after expressing sexual interest in a toddler pleaded not guilty to felony charges.
Seagulls examined in a new study had stomachs full of glass, metal, and even building materials.
A man was rescued from the compactor of a garbage truck Wednesday morning in Los Altos after becoming stuck inside.
San Francisco’s residential black garbage bins are getting a lot smaller and could soon disappear altogether.
Twice a day, Curtis Reid Henderson scavenges a giant pile of garbage at Recology headquarters to find objects to use in his artwork.
A Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly possessing illegal assault rifles after pulling him over for a broken brake light.
A garbage truck traveling north on Interstate Highway 280 in San Francisco reportedly went up the center divider and crossed into the highway’s southbound lanes.
A man is in critical condition after he was rescued from a pile of garbage at a San Francisco recycling center Monday morning.
The waste collection schedule is changing for Thanksgiving in Berkeley.
Police arrested a man after he allegedly tried to rob a Union City pharmacy and take an assortment of prescription pain medication.
It cost $25,000 to clean up 11 tons of garbage in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park after Wednesday’s cannabis celebration.