Customers with smaller trash containers would bear the brunt of this rate hike, in a shift from the city’s prior strategy.
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Innovative or eyesore? New trash cages installed on downtown Berkeley sidewalk
A “trash cabinet” pilot program funded by the city and local businesses aims to neaten downtown by locking up trash bins.
A year’s trash in a tiny jar: Berkeley’s zero-waste classroom is almost there
Jacqueline Omania’s fifth-grade students have been spreading the zero-waste gospel to everyone in their lives, from kindergarteners to parents to politicians.
Berkeley’s new disposable cup law is now in effect, but here’s why you might not realize it yet
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.
Berkeley fine-tunes its plans for a ‘jewel’ of a waste facility
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 looks to overhaul its waste facility with future needs in mind
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.
Berkeley city worker dies in garbage truck accident
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. […]
Berkeley is struggling to reach zero waste goal by 2020
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 to increase garbage collection fees by 25%
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 […]
Residential garbage fees could rise 25% in Berkeley
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 […]