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  • Berkeley Expands Recycling Program to Include More Plastics - The City of Berkeley's Zero Waste Division is ready to accept all kinds of plastic containers into the City's Recycling Program. This includes the Ecology Center's residential curbside collection, the City's commercial recycling collection, and drop-off of recyclables at the City's Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) operated by the Community Conservation Center (CCC).  Residential customers will soon receive postcards with details of the change from accepting "Plastic Bottles Only" to accepting "All Plastic Containers," including plastic tubs, buckets, cups and trays. Small plastic items such as utensils, straws, and coffee lids; as well as styrofoam, plastic bags or wrap, and compostable plastics are not accepted for curbside recycling and should be put in the trash.  [more... ]


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    Download City Council meetings: Were you watching Glee intstead of the City Council on Tuesday? Don't worry-- you can now have both! Audio and video podcasts of City Council meetings are now available. 

    Public Works Frequently Asked Questions Have a question about lights, potholes, signs, water leaks? The answer might already be on our Public Works FAQ page!    






    BERKHIST4.JPGBerkeley crime maps and information are off our wall and in your homeCrimeView Community provides a quick, easy-to-use, interactive means to review crime information in your neighborhood and across the City. It features map graphics, a variety of crimes and calls for service, and a search engine. For more information about these services, as well as tips about how to prevent crime, visit

    Open Government Ordinance: The Open Government Ordinance is a city ordinance that provides additional assurances that community members have access to public meetings and public documents (over and above what is already guaranteed by state law). Berkeley's ordinance covers four primary areas: the agenda process, conduct of meetings, access to records, and oversight.  This page acts as a clearinghouse for the various documents and information guaranteed to citizens. 
    About Berkeley: Who We Are: Visit this page for the 2010 Census information about Berkeley. 
    Fire Prevention:  For great information on how to reduce the fire danger in your home, visit the Fire Prevention page and learn about smoke detectors, fire protection presentations and inspections, vegetation management and more. 

    City Staff Directory: Did you know that you can find the email address and phone number for any City staff person? 

    Public Health Alerts: Stay informed about public health information about infectious disease occurrences in Berkeley by subscribing to this page. 

     Who Are These Suspects? Berkeley Police Department presents a new web feature to showcase recent crimes where community members can assist our Detectives with information. During some BPD investigations, we are able to get surveillance or other photographs of crime suspects, but we do not know who they are. 

    Adopt a Pet: Berkeley Animal Care Services has many dogs and cats available for adoption right now! Look at the animals online and come get your new pet today! 

    Subscription Services: Web visitors can subscribe directly to dozens of the City’s web pages, and be notified when those pages are updated. This service allows anyone with an email address to be notified when a media advisory is released, a new agenda is posted, a Request for Proposals is issued, and more. 

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