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Tahoe Area Homeowners Offered Loans For Bear-Proof Garbage Bins

May 22, 2017 | Steve Milne

A waste management agency in South Lake Tahoe has started offering homeowners loans to buy bear-proof garbage bins. It's an effort to reduce conflicts with the animals who wander into neighborhoods in search of food.

Highly Explosive Drug Waste Dumped On And Near High School In Calaveras County

April 10, 2017 | Rich Ibarra

Twice in a week, highly explosive drug waste was dumped on and near Calaveras High School. The illegal dumping is not only a danger, but also expensive to clean up.

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Yolo County Opens Landfill Thrift Store

June 2, 2016 | Steve Milne

Yolo County is getting ready to open an unusual thrift store. It's located at the Central Landfill in between Woodland and Davis and it's stocked with things that people intended to throw away.

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Californians Can Recycle Mattresses For Free

January 12, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Californians should now have a place to recycle used mattresses for free.

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Food and Sustainability

Raley's Offers 'Imperfect' Produce To Reduce Food Waste

July 14, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

Raley's supermarkets are selling aesthetically “imperfect” produce at 10 California stores to shrink food waste.

Food and Sustainability

County Officials Condemn Public Fridge

January 20, 2015 | Lesley McClurg

A UC Davis student is on a mission to stop food waste by placing a refrigerator in his front yard for neighbors to share leftovers.

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City Of Roseville: We'll Save Money By Trashing Old Collection Schedule

January 6, 2015 | Bob Moffitt

If you live in the city of Roseville, there's a good chance your trash day is changing this week. The City says the change will save hundreds-of-thousands of dollars each year.


Elk Grove Opens State-Of-Art Waste Transfer Facility

April 22, 2014 | Amy Quinton

The City of Elk Grove celebrated Earth Day Tuesday by opening the first-of-its-kind facility to collect hazardous and electronic waste.

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