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2008-09-19 21:00:17

By ERIC HARTLEY Staff writer Standing on a gravel lot atop a literal mountain of trash, Rich Bowen looks down and says: "Fifty percent of what's under our feet right now is recyclable." It's his job as the county's new recycling manager to make sure that doesn't happen again. You wouldn't know it from gazing out over trees and grassy hills where deer, wild turkeys and foxes roam, but we're at the county landfill in Severn, where the grass covers decades of our old garbage. Technology...

2008-09-18 00:00:17

By JENNA RICHARDS Two Torquay residents tidied up their street only for the council to refuse to take the rubbish. Trevor Hurling and neighbour Penny Meredith of Venford Close heard about the national Big Tidy Up campaign and decided to clean up their street. But were shocked when the council then refused to take the waste away. Trevor said: "The street looked a mess, and we thought 'let's sort it out'. "It took us about two hours to fill half of my wheeled bin with weeds and other...

2008-09-16 00:00:15

By Nancy Bowman Staff Writer TROY -- Troy City Council's president broke a rare tie vote Sept. 3, on the road to the council approving the city's first refuse collection fee. President Martha "Marty" Baker broke the 3-3 tie with a "yes" vote after council, which discussed the proposed fee for several months, heard from about a half dozen residents. The residents had mixed views on the fee. The city administration proposed a phased-in fee starting this fall as part of a plan to help...

2008-09-15 21:00:14

By Gerard Dziuba Remember the candy wrapper or newspaper that flew out of your garbage can last November? You had every intention of picking it up when you had more time, or the temperature got warmer? Now all your excuses - and the snow that hid the blown-away litter - are gone, and it's time to get your gloves on and pick up your yard. If you live in Gilberts' Timber Trails neighborhood, you'll have even more reason to pick it up if you wait until April 19. Neighborhood residents...

2008-09-06 03:00:16

By Sorensen, Meredith Portland International Airport (PDX) in Portland, Oregon, expands its food waste collection to travelers. IN November 2007, Portland International Airport (PDX) in Portland, Oregon, unveiled a set of waste receptacles in the newly renovated Concourse D that allow travelers to send leftover burgers, French fries, cookie crumbs and salads to a composting facility. Collecting clean loads of food waste from multilingual travelers who purchase food from multiple vendors was...

2008-09-04 21:00:19

By Linda Davis The City Council this week got the lowdown on trash collection, pondered the dissolution of an undergrounding district and reviewed a proposal for remodeling the City Hall basement. Several residents have complained to council members and to the city that trash collectors are mixing green waste with recyclables when they do backyard pickup. A representative from haulers Richmond Sanitary explained that workers segregate the trash when they get to the dual-compartment...

2008-09-03 03:00:11

All-you-can-eat is less than you can carry The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech are among the growing list of colleges ditching cafeteria trays. Tech stowed the trays this summer at its all-you-can-eat dining centers and found food waste dropped 38 percent. Tech's energy and sustainability coordinator Denny Cochrane told the Times Dispatch that not having to wash the trays also saved water and electricity. This fall, UVa is taking the trays out of dining halls. The movement came...

2008-09-03 00:00:12

By Angela Riley In an effort to prevent St. Louis County from dividing its unincorporated areas into eight different trash districts, two residents filed suit alleging that the county violated its own charter by not allowing citizens to vote on the proposal. The residents, Brett Buchanan and Greg Porter, were joined by American Eagle Waste Industries, which submitted a bid for the new plan but was not among the winners, in its suit filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court. "I personally...

2008-09-02 15:00:13

HITS AND MISSES On target: Broomfield police officers patrolling near Coors Field on Wednesday were using department- issued refillable water bottles. Off target: You can label trash bins compost, recycle and landfill, but that doesn't mean people know how to use them. At the Pepsi Center, for example, cardboard, which is easily composted, was being thrown into bins destined for landfills. Plastic water bottles that should have been recycled were landing in bins headed for landfills....

2008-09-01 21:00:21

By Joanne Ginley About 116,000 households across Leeds have already received a brown bin and receiving fortnightly collections of their garden waste.However, the delay to the last stage of the roll-out will affect households in parts of Kirkstall, Meanwood, Moortown and Chapel Allerton.Councillor Steve Smith, executive member responsible for environmental services said: "We are sorry about this situation, which we are unhappy about ourselves. Unfortunately, due to a national and...