HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Republic drops landfill appeal, will try again

Written March 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The conflict over a proposed expansion of the Coffin Butte landfill in north Benton County has entered a new and unexpected stage.


Coffin Butte rejection: Appeal is pending

Written December 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On a bike ride Thursday afternoon I looked west toward the Coffin Butte Landfill from Oak Grove Drive in North Albany. Whatever happened to the controversial proposal to expand the landfill and cover up Coffin Butte Road, which the county’s planning commission denied on Dec. 7?


Planning commission rejects Coffin Butte expansion

Written December 7th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Unless the Benton County Board of Commissioners says otherwise, the Coffin Butte Landfill will not expand to the south and cover Coffin Butte Road with a mountain of trash hundreds of feet tall.


Dump expansion rests on subjective standards

Written November 2nd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A big expansion of the Coffin Butte Landfill is the subject of a public hearing before the Benton County Planning Commission tonight, Tuesday night. But the question is not whether the expansion is necessary or wise. Instead, it’s whether it meets some fairly nebulous or subjective standards in the county’s development code.


Coffin Butte expansion: Our trash problem

Written October 20th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

We throw away too much stuff.  That’s because we buy way too much stuff we can’t or won’t reuse. And that is pretty much the story of the Coffin Butte Landfill, which now hopes to win Benton County’s approval for an expansion that would result in a tower of trash even higher than what we […]


Coffin Butte lessens price jump

Written December 14th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Republic Services has revised downward its intended price increase for dumping small loads at the Coffin Butte Landfill. Instead of $85.75, the minimum fee starting Jan. 1 will be $40.


Paying more for recycling less

Written April 9th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Trash pickup by Republic Services in Albany and much of the mid-valley will cost $2 more per month because of the trouble with recycling. And we’ll be able to recycle fewer kinds of things.


 
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