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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...

2008-08-24 00:00:20

By Brianna Horan Oscar the Grouch is moving on up. Long gone are the dirty smudges, circling flies and messy overhanging liners that once made his trash can a home. Modern receptacles are equipped with tight lids, shiny coatings and infrared sensors that would make Oscar wonder whether he had the right address. An increasing number of homeowners are purchasing waste bins that seem too fancy for trash. With price tags ranging from $30 to $300, these investments aren't meant to be put...

2008-08-20 03:00:25

LOS ANGELES - Without ever lifting a shovel, an archaeologist could dig through Dave Chameides' house and get a pretty good picture of how he has lived for the past eight months. Empty soda bottles lead down the staircase. Pizza boxes line the walls. In the cellar are neatly stacked Styrofoam trays, used tea bags and plastic wrap. Almost every bit of Mr. Chameides' garbage has been carefully preserved in a testament to the volume of trash produced by daily living. What's even...

2008-08-17 18:05:00

By NOAKI SCHWARTZ LOS ANGELES - Without ever lifting a shovel, an archaeologist could dig through Dave Chameides' house and get a pretty good picture of how he has lived for the past eight months. Empty soda bottles lead down the staircase. Pizza boxes line the walls. In the cellar are neatly stacked Styrofoam trays, used tea bags and plastic wrap. Almost every bit of Chameides' garbage has been carefully preserved in a testament to the volume of trash produced by daily living. What's...

2008-08-04 09:00:31

Discourage bugs from crashing your outdoor party with these tips from Terminix: _ Ants: Immediately clean drink and food spills. Take dirty plates and utensils indoors after eating, and immediately discard disposable cups and plates. Sweep entertainment areas and wipe down tables after eating to remove food particles. _ Yellow jackets: Keep fruits covered. Serve juices in pitchers with sealed lids. Because yellow jackets can crawl into open cans, pour all beverages into cups. Dispose of...

2008-08-01 06:00:22

By Michael Welles Shapiro, The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C. Aug. 1--Beaufort County may end Sunday hours at its 12 trash and recycling drop-off centers, a move not expected to be popular with many residents. Currently, local facilities are open 12 hours a day, seven days a week. Six days a week, the county hauls its waste to Hickory Hill, a Ridgeland landfill. That facility is now closed Sundays. That means the county pays Republic Waste, a private hauler, to carry the...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Jennifer Myers, The Sun, Lowell, Mass. Jul. 31--LOWELL -- The city has rolled out a proposed trash ordinance that puts some teeth in existing and tightened regulations by fining scofflaws. In addition to increasing the waste-disposal fee from $100 to $125 per household and charging $1.50 per bag over what fits in a 64-gallon trash barrel, other changes include: --A $25 fine for noncompliance with curbside-recycling regulations, including placing waste other than recyclables in the...

2008-07-30 21:00:25

By Kerry Cavanaugh Despite concerns that homeowners already are struggling financially, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to hike residential garbage collection charges by 40 percent. When the new rates take effect Sept. 1, trash pickup will cost $36.32 per month for single-family homes. Owners of small apartment complexes served by the city will pay $24.33 a month. The council voted 11-1 to impose the fee increase, with Councilman Dennis Zine casting the lone opposing vote....

2008-07-28 03:00:24

By Adriana M. Chavez, El Paso Times, Texas Jul. 28--EL PASO -- A Sunset Heights neighborhood has been grappling for years with large trash bins being placed on sidewalks and in front of buildings instead of alleyways, but city officials said they haven't found violations during their sweeps of the area. Tod Osborne, treasurer of the Sunset Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association, said several rental Dumpsters are being placed and left open along the curbs in the 1200 and 1300 blocks...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.