HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


Coffin Butte lessens price jump

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.


The annual battle of the fallen leaves

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.


Oregon e-waste recycling law in action

Written August 30th, 2018 by Hasso Hering

Technology marches on, and in case you had forgotten, you are reminded when you take a TV in for recycling because it was replaced by a new set long ago.


Paying more for recycling less

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.


Recycling no-nos: Some surprises

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.


 
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