A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

When the bin’s full, stop working

Written June 9th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Picture this: The yard waste container is filled to the brim, but the pick-up day for yard debris is more than a week away. The first thing to do is to take a break from the kind of yard work that generates more debris. The next thing is to wonder whether weekly service, rather than every […]

Ten bucks for the ‘environment’

Written August 31st, 2015 by Hasso Hering

There’s nothing like a visit to the dump to make you think about the future. And about ice cream, of course, but that comes later.

Albany nixes weekly debris pickup

Written March 25th, 2015 by Hasso Hering

Albany residents worried about a proposal to increase the frequency of yard debris pickups in Albany can stop worrying. The city council made it clear Wednesday it does not think much of the change and will not act to authorize it.

Weekly yard debris service proposed

Written March 23rd, 2015 by Hasso Hering

If the Albany City Council agrees with a proposal by Republic Services, the company will pick up yard debris weekly instead of every other week, but it will charge more too.

All that old gunk, gone!

Written October 17th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

I’m happy to report that a bunch of cans of left-over paint, paint thinner and other questionable liquids are no longer collecting dust or threatening to spring leaks in odd corners of the garage. This morning I joined scores of other people in taking this sort of household waste to the Albany yard of Republic […]

Need better place to dump junk

Written August 29th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a new installment in the old story of bulky junk being dumped along our roadsides, or even in the woods.

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