A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Roadside junk: Any answers?

Written June 4th, 2017 by Hasso Hering

Here’s one of life’s vexing questions to which we need a better answer, or any workable answer at all: What do we do about people who leave their trash along our public roads?

By the roadside, an empty bottle …

Written January 5th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

This person who threw this empty Smirnoff bottle out the window of a passing vehicle did cycists like me a favor. He — let’s say it’s more likely a man than a woman — also highlighted a failing in Oregon’s Bottle Bill.

Ready for a roadside nap?

Written July 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Well, maybe not on a mattress that somebody dumped on the shoulder of the tarmac. OK, when I say it was dumped there, on Bryant Drive outside of Albany, I’m speculating or guessing. Maybe somebody needed to get rid of it and the landfill wasn’t open. Or he didn’t want to drive all the way to Coffin Butte and […]

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