“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
This year, the cleanup focus will be in Westborough, Northborough, Framingham, Wayland, Sudbury, Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard, Acton, Concord, and Billerica. To volunteer, call 978-369-3956, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.oars3rivers.org. Jennifer Fenn Lefferts can be reached at email@example.com.
The company said it is cooperative fully with the investigation and normal operations are expected to resume again Wednesday. The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office was notified of the incident, though it was not immediately clear which agency is leading the investigation. Caitlin Mota may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @caitlin_mota. Find The Jersey Journal on Facebook. (NJ.com)
Weightman said Republic is looking into that idea.The company already added customer service representatives to their office in Hudson to provide better responses to any problems, he said.Under the approved plan, residents would continue to get two trash pick-ups per week, one recycling pick-up and one yard waste pick-up. Those living in the mandatory pick-up area of Spring Hill would have their bills transferred eventually from their utility bill to their property tax bill.Carts for the automated system would be provided by and maintained by Republic Services. The price now set for non-mandatory areas, which currently ranges from $9.21 to $10.47 per month, would increase to $13.49. In the mandatory pickup area in Spring Hill, the cost would go from $8.18 per month to $13.27 - an increase of $61.08 per year.Billing increases under the new contract would be tied to an industry-specific cost rating rather than the consumer price index which has been used in the past. Republic serves 59,000 customers in Hernando County.Weightman said rural areas would be served by a different kind of truck manned by two people. One would retrieve cans and push them into a bracket that would dump them. Then the worker would place the can back where it was.Republic also brought along examples of the 95-pound and 65-pound trash bins that will be available. Some customers took the opportunity to check them out by pushing them up and down the incline in the commission chambers during a break in the meeting.Contact Barbara Behrendt at email@example.com or (352) 848-1434. (Tampabay.com (blog))
ALBANY, N.Y. >> Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again.Advocates who want the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to order crews back on the river are expected in Poughkeepsie Wednesday evening as the agency holds a public hearing on its review of the Superfund project.The EPA’s five-year review, released June 1, is the latest flashpoint related to General Electric’s cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyl it discharged in the river until the mid-1970s. PCBs were used as coolants and lubricants in electrical equipment. They are a probable carcinogen and were banned in 1977.The EPA review doesn’t order more cleanup, but the agency is careful to say that’s not a final decision.Advertisement• • •Here’s a look at what’s at stake and what could happen in the wake of GE’s six-year cleanup.DID THE CLEANUP WORK?Boston-based GE removed 2.75 million cubic yards of sediment from a 40-mile stretch of the river north of Albany under a Superfund agreement with the E... (The Daily Freeman)