They came, they partied and they left behind a massive mess. Read More
San Francisco officials awarded a $112 million garbage contract to one company by using a process that stunk, according to a lawsuit filed this week by a competing trash disposal company.
The lawsuit comes as a Board of Supervisors committee is set to approve a 10-year contract with Recology today to dispose of waste in the company’s landfill in Yuba County. Read More
An effort is under way to open up San Francisco’s garbage hauling business to competition for the first time in 80 years. Read More
A dispute over The City’s lucrative garbage business has two waste-hauling companies trash-talking. Recology is on the brink of winning a 10-year contract from The City to dispose of the waste in the rubbish-company’s landfill 130 miles away in Yuba County. Read More
The first week of San Mateo County’s new trash collection system has seen a boost in the amount of garbage collected.
Recology San Mateo reported that in the first three days of service, it took in a 78 percent increase in the average daily organic materials collected and a 31 percent bump in recyclable materials collected. The company took over service Monday. Read More
Braving through thick fog and piles of discarded trash, thousands of volunteers flocked to The City’s beaches and waterways Saturday morning as part of a statewide effort to spiff up the coastline.
Participants spent as long as three hours stuffing plastic bags with all sorts of strange debris, including fast-food wrappers, damp clothing and shattered shards of old television sets. Several people got lucky and found a few dollar bills and some change along the way. Read More
The discovery of a body wrapped in a plastic bag and placed in a garbage bin in the basement of an apartment complex near Union Square is being investigated as a homicide by the San Francisco Police Department.
Officers received a call reporting the body at 520 Taylor St. a little before noon Thursday, according to police spokesman Sgt. Neville Gittens. Read More
One week after The Examiner reported The City might start fining residents as much as $1,000 if they repeatedly put compostable or recyclable material in the wrong curbside bin, Mayor Gavin Newsom called the proposal “outrageous” and capped the fines at $100. Read More