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San Jose’s New Plant Transforms Sewage Into ‘Really Clean’ Water

March 7, 2014 | 4:57 pm

San Jose’s New Plant Transforms Sewage Into ‘Really Clean’ Water

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Recycled water plant relies on technology used successfully from Singapore to Orange County.

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Bay Area Christmas Tree Recycling and Compost Locations

December 30, 2013 | 3:20 pm

Bay Area Christmas Tree Recycling and Compost Locations

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Find out when and how to get rid of your holiday tree with our Bay Area-wide guide.

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California Ignores Oversight of Plastic Bag Recyling Law

October 30, 2013 | 8:52 am

California Ignores Oversight of Plastic Bag Recyling Law

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Lack of data analysis leaves state in the dark as to success of plastic bag law.

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Strike Delays Garbage Pickup in Parts of Alameda, Santa Clara Counties

April 18, 2013 | 3:34 pm

Strike Delays Garbage Pickup in Parts of Alameda, Santa Clara Counties

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A strike has disrupted garbage pickup in Milpitas, Santa Clara, San Jose, Fremont and Union City, and might affect Richmond as well.¬†Workers there are picketing in support of striking Teamsters at Republic Services’ hauling yards in Tennessee. Areas Affected Teamsters Local 350′s work stoppage at the Newby Island Resource Recovery Park in Milpitas, which has […]

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December 27, 2012 | 8:45 am

SF Curbside Christmas Tree Pickup Begins Jan 2; Video: SF Trees Get the Chipper

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(BCN and KQED) San Francisco’s annual Christmas tree recycling program will start next week when residents can leave their trees curbside for pickup, city officials announced today. The “treecycling” was the topic of a news conference today in Civic Center Plaza, where officials from the city’s Department of the Environment and Recology SF inserted more […]

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Are Paper Bags Really That Much Better Than Plastic?

August 29, 2011 | 3:02 pm

Are Paper Bags Really That Much Better Than Plastic?

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Despite the best efforts of plastic-bag manufacturers and distributors, a growing number of California counties have banned plastic bags. And after the state Supreme Court’s ruling last month that Manhattan Beach had the right to prohibit the bags without an environmental review, more such laws might follow. So the other day some of us public […]

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April 4, 2011 | 10:31 am

Morning Splash: SF Parking Rate Experiment; CFL Lightbulbs Not Getting Recycled; Will State Lawmakers Keep Car Perks?

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San Francisco Parking Rates Set to Change (SF Chronicle) SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco drivers will be the focus of a nationally watched experiment to combat congestion and air pollution by regularly adjusting parking prices at curbside meters and public garages. If the city-run program, tentatively set to launch April 21, works as advertised, it […]

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Where to Recycle Bay Area Christmas Trees

December 27, 2010 | 12:57 pm

Where to Recycle Bay Area Christmas Trees

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Alameda Alameda county provides year-round curbside pick-up of Christmas trees and yard-trimming. Call the county’s recycling hotline at 877-STOPWASTE or find your city’s specific recycling program. Contra Costa Many cities in Contra Costa will pick-up Christmas trees during the holiday season. Call your local waste program to schedule a pick-up or find out what day […]

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December 8, 2010 | 1:55 pm

Video of Last Week’s Rec and Park Commission Meeting is Something to Behold

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KQED anchor Joshua Johnson, an ace web surfer, pointed me to this must-have in any connoiseur of city government’s collection: The complete seven-hour director’s cut video of last week’s Rec and Park Commission meeting. This SF Examiner column by Melissa Griffin trumpets the event, which features a quintessentially San Franciscan public-comment period. …during general public […]

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