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HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Food waste: Let the state keep out of it

Written May 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As part of Governor Brown’s recent executive edict to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has published a plan to reduce food waste. What it boils down to is a plan to require citizens in Albany and around the state to clean their plate or else.


Council to get yard debris request

Written May 12th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

The question of starting weekly collections of yard waste will come up before the Albany City Council again this month. We’ll see whether carts overflowing with springtime clippings and storm debris prompt a different outcome now.


When the bin’s full, stop working

Written June 9th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Picture this: The yard waste container is filled to the brim, but the pick-up day for yard debris is more than a week away. The first thing to do is to take a break from the kind of yard work that generates more debris. The next thing is to wonder whether weekly service, rather than every […]


 
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