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Garbage rate structure the problem

Following the reports that Berkeley’s success in recycling led to unexpected deficits, Martin Bourque, executive director of the Ecology Center, responded to Berkeleyside. The Ecology Center is a non-profit organization that runs Berkeley’s recycling program, as well as farmers markets and other programs. Recent coverage of the Solid Waste Management Fund deficit in Berkeley wrongly […]

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The costs and benefits of scavenging

We wrote yesterday about the financial dilemma that Berkeley’s success with recycling is creating. More recycling by Berkeley residents combined with a decrease in construction projects (and their associated waste), have led to a $4 million budget shortfall. Not good. But commenter TN poses another Berkeley refuse collection issue that needs solution: The Chronicle article […]