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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

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.


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.


 
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