Paper and plastics tossed by U.S. consumers into their blue bins each week have been piling up or trucked to landfills and incinerators ever since China stopped accepting contaminated recyclables earlier this year. Now, municipalities like San Jose—and ultimately residents—are stuck with the tab. The City Council on Tuesday will discuss the impacts of China’s so-called “National Sword” policy, which banned the import of 24 types of recyclable materials and reduced the level o
Illegal dumping is a problem several Bay Area cities face, but San Jose's renewed effort to crack down on violators has shown results, according to city officials. San Jose has started to hand out stiff fines when they catch someone illegally dumping trash or junk in city streets. While offenders usually try to be discreet, one man was caught on camera last week blatantly throwing out trash near the side of a home in East San Jose. The homeowner said what's shocking is the du
The City of San Jose Anti-Graffiti and Anti-Litter Programs would like to invite everyone to participate in the upcoming American Litter Pickup Event scheduled for Saturday, April 21st, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. BVNA will be hosting neighborhood cleanup, with volunteers meeting at Buena Vista Park. All supplied (gloves, garbage bags, pick-up sticks, and safety vests) will be provided, children should be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers should dress in layers and should
It’s time to clean out your closets, garages and home offices and get rid of your unwanted and obsolete e-waste. Funds raised will help support the Intero Foundation.
What We Will Collect: TVs & Monitors Computers, Laptops, Cell Phones, Telecom Equipment, Wire/Cable, PC Boards, Scrap Metal/Aluminum, Computer Mice, Keyboards, Printers, Fax/Copy Machines, Scanners, Toner and Ink Cartridges, Stereo Equipment, DVD/CD/MP3 Players Small Appliances What We Can’t Take: Smoke detecto
Did you make a resolution to get more exercise this year? Did you make one to do something positive for your community once a month? Well, you can take care of BOTH of those resolutions this coming Saturday, February 17.
Get your exercising filling some Adopt-A-Highway trash bags, and make our part of the world a little cleaner! It's been six weeks since our last clean-up (early in January), so our stretch of 280 really needs help.
This month the Adopt-A-Highway Litter Ro
The City of San Jose Anti-Graffiti and Anti-Litter Programs would like to invite all the volunteers to participate in the upcoming American Litter Pickup Event schedule for Saturday, April 21st, 2018 -
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Please save the date and remember to join your Councilmember and fellow neighbors to help clean up our community! Be part of a national beautification project by volunteer for the Annual Great American Litter Pick Up, rain or shine! You can also call ou
BVNA and the Trash Punx are teaming up to clean up the neighborhood. The Trash Punx is a volunteer-driven community organization that works throughout San Jose to help clean up the city. "Our community has been over-populated by a massive amount of trash caused by us. We (the Trash Punx) decided to do something about this by uniting our community together... and have fun while doing it!" On February 10th join neighbors and volunteers from throughout the area to help make a po
Two years ago, the city of San Jose got serious about the problem of illegal dumping by offering free trash pickups, easing the complaint process and imposing stiff fines on violators. The result: 2,443 mattresses, 2,250 tons of debris, 1,900 shopping carts and more than 500 gallons of human waste. And yet the streets are still dirty. Tenley Corpus lives near San Jose’s Martial Cottle Park and loves walking its trails. Lately, though, her walks have been spoiled by an eyesore
Did you make a resolution to get more exercise this year? Did you make one to do something positive for your community once a month? Well, you can take care of BOTH of those resolutions this coming Saturday, January 6
Come get your exercising filling some Adopt-A-Highway trash bags with me, and make our part of the world a little cleaner!
This month the Adopt-A-Highway Litter Roundup on Highway 280 is scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 9:00-12:30.
If you are planning t
A FREEWAY GUARDIAN ANGEL:
John’s Cribbs has worked for years with an Adopt-A-Highway group along Interstate 280 near San Jose City College when in June he stepped on a log causing him to fall and breaking his elbow and wrist.
He missed only one litter pickup in July. Then he went above the call of duty. He picked up the tab for lunch at Coco’s for the 11 volunteers recently.
“John received a nice year-end bonus and decided to treat us,” said Loui Tucker, the group leade
You can properly dispose of all household hazardous waste (HHW) for free at local HHW facilities. These corrosive, flammable, or toxic materials can accumulate in your garage or yard and endanger you, your family, and the environment. Remember to never pour leftover materials down the sink, toilet, or storm drain. HHW includes: Batteries Paint Fluorescent light bulbs Automotive fluids Household cleaners Pesticides Propane tanks Visit the Santa Clara County Household Hazardou
Sunday November 5th we are having a clean up of our neighborhood from 10 AM-12 noon. We will meet our park on Scott between Menker and Mayellen. Come join us. Before the heavy rains come it's best to pick up the trash before it makes it into our sewers and oceans. We will have bags, Trash pick up sticks, and vests. Hope you see you all there. #Events #Dumping #Cleanup
Mattresses have always been a bit of a problem. Let’s face it, you’re not supposed to use the same mattress forever — but disposing of them is problematic. While California law also requires retailers that are delivering new mattresses to offer consumers the option to have a used mattress picked up at the time of delivery, at no additional cost, many times people are disposing of a mattress not because they are replacing it but simply because they are moving. Additionally,
San Jose, like other cities in the Bay Area, is seeing a spike in illegal dumping. And it’s plaguing one neighborhood especially–and the city is responding. The Burbank neighborhood near Buena Vista Park has been hit by illegal dumping. Neighbors tell KRON4 the city sent a couple of trucks out there recently, and they picked up a lot of stuff, but there is plenty more still there. It’s not clear if the latest cleanup missed the items, or if they were dumped within the last co
In my State of the City address this past February, I spoke of our recent progress in bridging political divides to resolve pension reform battles, pass a countywide traffic relief and road repair measure, and raise the minimum wage regionally. I laid out ambitious plans to rebuild police staffing, eliminate financial barriers for struggling college students, and implement a Community Choice Energy program to help shift our electricity consumption to 100% green sources. And,