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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Written November 18th, 2018 by Hasso Hering
Autumn leaves are piling up everywhere in Albany this mild and dry — so far — November. But the end is in sight as more and more of our trees are beginning to look pretty bare.