Articles Tagged With ‘Recycling’




Recycling center closures cost communities millions each year

By KAREN VELIE Throughout San Luis Obispo County, numerous recycling centers have closed leaving some local communities without a place to redeem their beverage deposits. These closures have cost local businesses and residents millions of... (Continue reading)

Fire at Cold Canyon landfill

Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to a fire at the materials recycling center at Cold Canyon Landfill in San Luis Obispo County on Friday evening. At about 7:30 p.m., Cal Fire sent emergency crews to... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach plans to recycle wastewater

The Pismo Beach City Council voted unanimously on April 21 to begin pursuing a recycled water facility at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. City staff estimates that recycling wastewater could add as much as 950... (Continue reading)

Atascadero council to finalize dumpster diving ban

The Atascadero City Council is expected on Tuesday to place the finishing touches on an ordinance that would prohibit residents and visitors from rummaging through others’ trash. On Dec. 9, the council unanimously approved the... (Continue reading)

Atascadero seeking to outlaw dumpster diving

The Atascadero City Council is scheduled to vote on whether or not to enact an anti-dumpster diving ordinance at Tuesday’s council meeting. After receiving multiple complaints about people rummaging through dumpsters searching for recyclables, city... (Continue reading)

Recycling fraud running rampant in California

California instated the five cent recycling redemption law 25 years ago, and now fraudulent recycling is costing the state as much as $200 million a year. Last year, consumers purchased 8.5 billion recyclable cans in... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s proposed bag ban moving forward

Single-use paper and plastic bags could be banned at San Luis Obispo County’s larger grocery stores as early as Jan. 1, 2013, under an ordinance proposed by the county’s Integrated Waste Management Authority. At an... (Continue reading)

Confidential prisoner records found discarded in dumpster

A box of California Men’s Colony (CMC) prisoner files, that contain private information such as psyche evaluations and social security numbers, was found in a dumpster at the Shell gas station on Madonna Road near... (Continue reading)

Neighbors’ complaints shut down green waste recycling

A battle over the smell of freshly ground greens has escalated to the point where most of San Luis Obispo County’s green waste composting will be eliminated, raising serious questions about the fate of the... (Continue reading)

State trashes recycling program

Last November 1, California abruptly cut all processing payments to its more than 2,400 recycling centers across the state. Experts warn the move will likely costs consumers $100 million in increased fees for beverages and... (Continue reading)