Berkeley to redesign, reconceptualize transfer waste station

The city of Berkeley’s Public Works Department’s Zero Waste Division held workshops March 14 and 15 to review design concepts for its new transfer station — the city’s hub for “garbage, recyclables, compost and other materials” on Second and Gilman streets, as first reported by Berkeleyside.
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Berkeley City Council approves purchase of new refuse trucks

Berkeley City Council approved the purchase of 10 new automated refuse trucks Tuesday night after much discussion about employee safety and the employment status of drivers. In keeping with operational changes over the last two years to reduce costs for the city’s Department of Public Works Solid Waste Management Programs
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City council to consider new fee to fill refuse fund deficit

The Berkeley City Council will discuss a proposal Tuesday night that would implement a new fee to help reduce the city’s $1.3 million refuse fund deficit for the 2012 fiscal year. At present, various trash collecting firms pay franchise fees — a percentage of the revenue they generate from rubbish
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City Council appoints new public works director

The Berkeley City Council appointed a new director to the city’s Public Works Department Tuesday, officially promoting Deputy Director Andrew Clough to the post. Clough, who has served as acting director since January — when previous Director Claudette Ford retired — will now formally accept oversight of the department. As
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