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A Waste Management collection truck during a daily pickup in Oakland, CA

Oakland council votes to roll back compost collection rates after restauranteurs protest

Oakland’s highly controversial composting collection rates have now dropped thanks to a city council vote Tuesday night to amend the $1 billion waste collection contract signed earlier this summer with Waste Management and California Waste...

Oakland businesses oppose compost rate hike

The rates rose this summer after the city council granted the national company Waste Management (WM) the city’s sole contract for the collection of organic waste and trash.
Kindergartners at Lincoln Elementary School learn how to compost as part of the district's Green Gloves Program.

Oakland students learn composting in cafeterias

At Lincoln Elementary School and nearly 50 other Oakland schools, the custodians, nutrition staff and faculty have banded together to use lunchtime as an opportunity to teach students how to compost.

EBMUD turns food scraps into electricity

Five days a week, a long chrome truck pulls up to EBMUD’s wastewater treatment plant. It lifts its hydraulic-powered trailer bed and proceeds to dump 40,000 pounds of what looks like thick sewage into a...