HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Republic drops landfill appeal, will try again

Written March 15th, 2022 by Hasso Hering

The conflict over a proposed expansion of the Coffin Butte landfill in north Benton County has entered a new and unexpected stage.


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.


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 […]


 
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