HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Our new trash guide: Fun reading

Written January 4th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

Throwing stuff away and having it hauled off used to be simple. Now it’s not exactly a science, but judging by Republic Service’s “2022 Residential Recycling, Yard Waste & Compost Guide,” it takes some study to do it right.


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.


Trash disposal price hike sails through council

Written November 11th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A couple of members grumbled a little, but in the end the Albany City Council unanimously approved Republic Services’ price hike of 5.9 percent for trash collection and disposal in 2022.


Inflation: Trash disposal going up as well

Written November 8th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Inflation is showing up in different places, and next year it will hit your bills for trash collection in Albany. Republic Services will increase its prices just under 6 percent starting Jan. 1, the company has told the city council.


Landfill hearing goes on for four hours

Written November 3rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

The proposed expansion of the Coffin Butte Landfill occupied the Benton County Planning Commission for four hours on Tuesday night. It was a public hearing, but the public didn’t get to speak till a quarter to 10.


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.


 
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