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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.


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.


Albany yard debris: Still biweekly

Written October 12th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

Albany customers of Republic Services won’t get weekly yard debris pick-up, and they won’t have to pay $3 more a month for their disposal service as Republic had proposed. That’s the result of a city council decision Wednesday night.


By the roadside, a pile of yard debris

Written June 13th, 2016 by Hasso Hering

It would be tempting to say that “The Shadow Knows.” Tempting but wrong. The man casting the shadow has no idea why someone would dump a load of brush trimmings by the side of the road and leave it there.


 
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