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2008-07-27 15:00:25

By John Hill People who choose a trip to the dump over a day at the beach discover that there's more to trash than putting barrels out at the curb. JOHNSTON -- For more than a decade, the managers of the Central Landfill have been running student field trips at the 1,147-acre trash-dumping complex, and every time, for a few days afterward, recycling manager Sarah Kite said she'll get calls. "Every time we'd schedule one of those field trips, we'd get a call from a parent, saying my...

2008-07-27 12:00:28

By James Carlson By James Carlson THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL One day last week, Sandy McDaniel and her husband, Larry, chucked into their backseat the plastic trash cans filled with plastic bottles and cardboard and drove the now routine three miles to the Dillon's in North Topeka. There, they pulled up to big metal bins with windows. One read, "Plastic." Larry McDaniel got out, grabbed the trash can of bottles out of the car and dumped them into the opening. The bin was nearly full....

2008-07-20 15:00:21

The July 9 article titled "Residents may pay by the pound for trash pickup" raises a few questions for this city resident. 1) Why is an apartment building with more than seven units exempt from recycling? I would think that there would be a lot more recyclable items in such a building. 2) What recourse will a city resident have when someone else drives by and deposits excess trash in the resident's trash bin? Don't scoff at the idea; people drop off cats, doggie-doo bags and rugs. 3)...

2008-07-16 15:00:28

By Richard C Dujardin NORTH PROVIDENCE -- Thanks to changes instituted during the last year, the town was able to save $207,000 in tipping fees at the central landfill in Johnston. But, Robert E. Nascimento, town recycling coordinator, said the savings might have been more were it not for a quirk in the contract with the town's trash hauler. Nascimento said the contract with MTG contains a provision similar to one in an earlier contract with Coastal Resources that requires separate...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

NAPLES, Italy _ This may be the only city on earth where the nation's prime minister was forced to send a well-armed military regiment to guard the garbage dump. The soldiers are dug in, ready to fight. At this moment, it's not clear whether they are preparing to take on residents, who riot and rampage every time the city tries to open a new dump, injuring police and firefighters _ or the mafia that controls the region's refuse business and has been known to decapitate enemies with a...

2008-07-09 15:00:19

By Daniel Barbarisi PROVIDENCE -- Providence is taking the first steps towards adopting a pay-as-you-throw trash system, where residents would buy special city garbage bags and pay more or less per week depending on how much trash they throw out. Although plans are in their infancy, both Mayor David N. Cicilline and the City Council seem to be supportive, and mayor's aides said they hope to have a program in place by the start of 2009. The benefits are twofold, they say....

2008-07-05 18:00:11

By Valerie Kalfrin, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 5--TAMPA -- Kevin Serra offered sunscreen to a couple clutching black garbage bags in the parking lot of Ben T. Davis Beach on the Courtney Campbell Parkway this morning. They had their work cut out for them. Red paper from exploded fireworks flecked the pavement like confetti. Broken chunks of beer bottles mingled with red sticks from bottle rockets. Empty cardboard boxes of sparklers with names like Golden Flower and Morning Glory were...

2008-07-04 00:00:13

By Julian Martin ON Thursday I took the trash out and thought once again about what I was doing. My trash will end up in what was a beautiful West Virginia valley. When that valley is filled another will be sacrificed and then another and another. Recently the people who make money by dumping garbage wanted more McDowell County valleys for dumping out-of-state garbage. The idea had local support. The Legislature wisely saved them from themselves. Claims were made that out-of-state garbage...

2008-07-03 03:00:16

By Yepsen, Rhodes Key factors to consider when choosing compostable products and lessons learned from integrating them into food scraps diversion programs. COMPOSTABLE products are increasingly a part of the formula when companies, institutions, municipal programs and special events decide to go green, usually to implement a food scraps diversion program. Due to increasing demand, the compostable products industry is growing rapidly, with many different options on the market. BioCycle has...

2008-06-28 15:02:17

By Jennifer Rich, Destin Log, Fla. Jun. 28--The plastic bottles piled up in garbage cans at the ball fields tell the tale. The city of Destin provides weekly residential recycling pick-up for those who desire the service, but Destin Middle School baseball coach Scott Hemond says that more needs to be done. Making his rounds to each of the ball fields in Destin, Hemond has noticed the pile-up of plastic bottles after every game. "Every parent sends their child with a Gatorade or...


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