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.
Written March 29th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
We’ve been doing the recycling routine all wrong. We’ve been dumping stuff in those carts that can’t be recycled or for which markets have disappeared.
Written January 12th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
What you don’t see here is the discarded Christmas tree that had been waiting on the verge for the past two trash days. It’s gone because Republic Services picked it up today, the regular trash pickup day in our neighborhood.
Written October 23rd, 2017 by Hasso Hering
Geese stopping in Bryant Park during their autumn migration had nothing to do with what the Albany City Council had on its agenda Monday, but they made for a better picture than parking issues and garbage rates.
Written May 22nd, 2017 by Hasso Hering
For the second time, the Albany City Council has rejected Republic Services’ proposal to collect yard debris weekly instead of every other week. The council majority didn’t think it was right to impose extra expense on people who don’t need the more frequent service, especially since customers can obtain a second yard waste cart now […]
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.
Written April 12th, 2017 by Hasso Hering
Albany Councilman Mike Sykes wants the council to revisit the idea of weekly rather than biweekly yard debris pickup, which it turned down last October. And he’ll get his wish.
Written October 12th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
Albany customers of Republic Services won’t get weekly yard debris pick-up, and they won’t have to pay $3 more a month for their disposal service as Republic had proposed. That’s the result of a city council decision Wednesday night.
Written September 26th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
Republic Services has a deal for the disposal company’s Albany customers: We’ll raise your rates $3 a month, and in return we’ll pick up your yard debris every week, instead of biweekly as now, and you can put food waste in with the yard clippings if you want. At a work session Monday, most of the city […]
Written June 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering
It would be tempting to say that “The Shadow Knows.” Tempting but wrong. The man casting the shadow has no idea why someone would dump a load of brush trimmings by the side of the road and leave it there.