Jacqueline Omania’s fifth-grade students have been spreading the zero-waste gospel to everyone in their lives, from kindergarteners to parents to politicians.
The Single Use Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance went into effect on Jan. 1, but many restaurants and cafés are not in compliance with the new law.
The city is shaping a vision for a new waste management facility at its current site at Second and Gilman streets. There are currently three proposals on the table.
Berkeley is holding two public meetings this week to get input on creating a new transfer station for recycling, trash, compost and other salvageable materials.
Johnny Tolliver, who worked for Berkeley’s Zero Waste division, died Monday after he was hit by a city garbage truck while on his trash collection route. Photo: Tolliver family Johnny Tolliver, who worked for Berkeley’s Zero Waste division, died Monday after he was hit by a city garbage truck while on his trash collection route. […]
Students at John Muir Elementary sort for composting and recycling, but more Berkeley residents need to recycle in order for the city to meet its 2020 zero waste goal. Photo: Green Schools Initiative A recent audit of several City of Berkeley departments has revealed that the city is in jeopardy of not meeting its zero waste goal […]
Berkeley began using automated single-operator garbage trucks as a cost-saving measure in late 2012. Photo: City of Berkeley Faced with a projected shortfall of nearly $3 million for waste pick-up services, Berkeley officials voted unanimously late Tuesday night to increase residential pick-up fees by almost 25% beginning in July. Customers will also see a new description […]
Berkeley began using automated single-operator garbage trucks as a cost-saving measure late last year. Photo: City of Berkeley Berkeley residents could see a 25% hike in their garbage pick-up fees as the city struggles to find a way to bridge the gap between the cost of pick-up services and the income they generate. In a […]