“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
Littmann's property from now on.Original Story: A Las Vegas couple says they are frustrated by their carry-out trash service offered by Republic Services after their trash began to pile up.Mike Littmann used to run a hospital on the East Coast and he knows a thing or two about getting stuff done. Littmann says he cannot seem to get Republic Services to collect his 95-gallon trash and recycling bins from his driveway and bring them to the curb."I am disabled, and so is my wife," said Littmann.Littmann said he signed up for Republic Services carry-out trash service in May and he had to submit paperwork to prove he was considered disabled.Littmann said he was approved and began placing his bins in his driveway for Republic Services to collect.Littmann claims his trash was not collected and piled up for two weeks. Littmann says he called Republic Services at least 10 times to get resolution, but each time he spoke to a new person and never got a solid answer.“And I was really getting upset by the fact it, just seemed like I was in the twilight zone," Littmann said.Littmann adds it's a dangerous proposition for him to bring his bins down to the curb, citing his ag... (public Services to help frustrated Las Vegas senior with trash service)
Lindquist says. “When it rains on that land, rain carries trash off of our parking lots, out of our alleys, into our storm drains, and it all kind of bottlenecks at the end of the Jones Falls stream, which is right here at the inner harbor. We realized that if we put a trash wheel, right there at the end of the stream, that’s kind of your last best place to capture all of the litter and debris coming down that waterway.” Once the litter is collected, it is taken to shore and transported to Baltimore’s waste-to-energy plant, Lindquist says. Because of the status of sorting technology in Baltimore and the high levels of toxins in the waste picked up by the trash wheel, most of the waste does not get recycled. Mr. Trash Wheel is more than just a waste collector, though, Lindquist says. “We thought it was great for picking up trash, but once we saw the online interest, we knew we wanted to grow that into a campaign,” Lindquist says. “So we invented Mr. Trash Wheel, which was the idea of putting googly eyes on the trash wheel and giving it a voice on social media.” With Mr. Trash Wheel’s social media following, the Waterfront Partnership has been able to assemble large groups of volunteers for rallies and events. One such event is a “dumpster dive,” where people can sign up to sort through harbor waste. This is a rare opportunity to recycle some of what the trash wheel picks up, Lindquist says. Mr. Trash Wheel’s success led to the installation of Professor Trash Wheel in 2016 and, more recently, Captain Trash Wheel June 5. While the Waterfront Partnership purchased Mr. Trash Wheel and Captain Trash Wheel, the Baltimore-based Maryland Port Administration bought Captain Trash Wheel. As the trash wheels grow in popularity, Lindquist says the partnership gets weekly emails from around the world with inquiries about trash wheel technology. “It’s only a matter of time before it starts popping up in other places,” Lindquist says. Lindquist says the most likely contender for the next trash wheel is Honolulu. He says he has given presentations to Toronto, New York City, Milwaukee and Newport Beach, California. While many places show interest in investing in trash wheel technology, Lindquist says the biggest challenge is disposing of hundreds of dumpsters of collected waste. Lindquist says the Healthy Harbor Initiative is about “engaging people in the restoration of the harbor,” and Mr. Trash Wheel has put a face to that effort. “He’s really become the mascot now for the restoration of the Baltimore Harbor,” he says. “If you care about clean water in the harbor, you know who Mr. Trash Wheel is, and you follow him on social media.” ... (ltimore trash wheel cleans harbor, engages community)
DNA tests. Police said Baker went to the bathroom multiple times on the day she gave birth, complaining to co-workers that she was suffering from a stomach ache. When another employee went to check on her, she asked for a pair of scissors, according to officials. She then reportedly left the restroom about 10 minutes later with a pair of bloody scissors. A co-worker called 911 to report she believed Baker had suffered a miscarriage. Officers arrived at the scene to find the infant alive and crying inside the dumpster. Baker was arrested Saturday on attempted capital murder charges after a warrant was issued. She remained in custody Monday at Tarrant County Correction Center on $50,000 bail. Share this: ... (039;The baby just fell out': Mom accused of tossing newborn in dumpster)
For me to have to walk back to the top of the hill, the steep hill, to dispose of the waste or kind of carry it around with you the whole time you’re here, neither of those are really appealing options," dog owner Brian McCormack said. At Hefflinger Park, the dumpster is easy to get to, but at Hanscom Park, the dumpster requires people to walk away from the fenced in park area, which is where some of the frustration comes. Many owners don't want to leave their dog alone. "I picked up my dog's poop, but it's 10 feet away until I have to leave the dog park and then I'll take it up to the trash can. It is an annoyance," dog owner Michaela Gabaldon said. Some people attempted to protest the changes, tying filled dog bags to the fence, but Gabaldon said that was short lived. The city's Parks and Recreation director Brook Bench said the lack of trash cans is temporary, at least at Hefflinger Park, but what the city is trying to do is make it easier for city maintenance crews to empty the trash cans. "we'll be able to dump the cans faster and more often then what they are right now. We're trying to alleviate the pain of what it is we have in the maintenance department," Bench said. As it sat before, emptying the cans became a hassle, especially after it rained, so the city is hoping this will alleviate some of the stresses for crews coming to clean up. However, with the dumpster so far away now, some dog park goers have noticed an increased amount of dog feces left on the ground. "If they can’t just dispose of it right away, they kind of just look the other way with thei... (WOWT)
Green “amnesty bins” at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport allow travelers to dispose of weed and prescription drugs. (Regina Garcia Cano/AP via Fox News)They’re calling them amnesty boxes, but these new green receptacles are essentially a treasure trove of discarded weed.Well, they would be if you could get your hands in them.As Fox News reports, visitors leaving from Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport now have the option of disposing of their legally acquired marijuana and prescription drugs in the designated bins. Selling recreational weed in Las Vegas has been legal since July 2017, but McCarran instituted a ban on marijuana possession and advertising in September.AdvertisementThis posed a problem for travelers leaving the City of Sin with herby leftovers.Visitors leaving McCarran with weed on them would risk dealing with Las Vegas Metro Police, who would assess if the traveler was carrying a felony amount of marijuana (it’s legal to carry up to an ounce of pot, or one-eighth of an ounce of concentrated...