HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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 […]


Getting rid of E-waste: Here’s a little story

Written June 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Yes, you CAN hand in electronic trash for recycling in Albany even on weekends when Republic Services is closed. That’s what the DEQ tells us online.


Yard debris: Albany OKs weekly collection

Written April 28th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

With the approval of the mayor and three other council members, Republic Services will charge Albany households $2.95 more per month for trash service and start picking up yard debris every week instead of every other week.


Weekly ‘organic waste’ pickup likely in Albany

Written April 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Republic Services has renewed its pitch for weekly yard debris collections in Albany, and with a new council, this time it will likely get what it wants.


Leaf piles in the street: Patience, please

Written December 2nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

This is the last period of the fall when Republic Services picks up piles of leaves left on Albany streets. Pointing this out also highlights how impossible it is to carry out the city’s advice on just how and where to pile up leaves.


Council news: Here’s what may affect you

Written October 14th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The big news out of Wednesday’s Albany City Council meeting, in terms of its effect on residents? Not the verbal blast against Councilman Rich Kellum but the coming crackdown on people who put unrecyclable trash in their recycling carts.


When autumn leaves refuse to leave

Written November 22nd, 2019 by Hasso Hering

This just in, a small item from the Department of Petty Annoyances. As you can see, Republic Services has come by and emptied the yard debris bin, as it does in Albany, without fail, every other week.


 
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