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2008-06-24 02:29:46

By Victor Tine, The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass. Jun. 23--NEWBURY -- The Board of Health has received a second shipment of 20 compost bins under a grant from the state Department of Environmental Protection. Residents can buy the bins starting today from Board of Health Chairman Alba Gouldthorpe at Town Hall. They can then be picked up at the Boston Road transfer site tomorrow, Thursday or Saturday. Under the rules for Newbury's DEP grant, the Board of Health must pay the full...

2008-06-17 12:00:00

BOULDER, Colo. -- Recycling is good business. That's what Eco-cycle's director, Eric Lombardi, stressed to his Frederick County visitors last week. It may not be the cheapest way to do business, he added, but in it the long run, it's the most efficient. Eco-cycle opened in Boulder in 1976 as a place where newspapers, bottles and cans would be put to new uses. Recycling wasn't new -- returnable bottles were part of the American culture throughout most of the 20th century. But the idea of...

2008-06-15 15:00:22

By Finn Bullers, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 15--More than six months after it changed hands, one of the Midwest's biggest waste-management firms has put suburban turf builders on notice: Mountains of grass clippings have to go. This month, Deffenbaugh Industries quietly began enforcing a longstanding limit on the number of bags of waste that 300,000 of its residential customers in Kansas and Missouri can throw to the curb. Mounting fuel costs and emerging go-green recycling...

2006-06-15 02:57:46

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A bomb left in a trash container at a major outdoor bus station injured three people in central Istanbul on Thursday, a police official told Reuters. The bomb was left in a container in Eminonu, a major departure point for buses in Turkey's largest city.

2006-05-31 07:12:33

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Ross and Ash are about to tuck into a meal of chicken, king prawn and rice, followed by pineapple, strawberries and grapes for dessert. All of which came out of a garbage can. "Everything I eat comes from dumpsters," Ash says. "For me it's a logical lifestyle choice. It's such a natural thing to use up that waste." Some call them "dumpster divers," others brand them "skip (dumpster) lickers," but Ross Parry and Ash Falkingham like to count...

2005-10-12 07:45:00

NEW ORLEANS -- The slogan "New Orleans: Imagine it Clean" graces the sides of garbage cans in the French Quarter, a reminder that the city's government once implored residents to pick up after themselves. Now, residents are becoming increasingly frustrated by the city's own failure to collect the growing mounds of fly-infested garbage that have lined the streets since Hurricane Katrina struck six weeks ago. "It's getting to be ridiculous," said Michael Brown, 54, as he stood beside a pile of...