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Franklin, Chittenden and Addison counties. The company plays an important role in Vermont’s clean energy future by displacing higher-emitting fuels and with its award-winning energy efficiency programs. Digester Project Fact SheetWho is Vanguard Renewables?Vanguard Renewables develops, constructs, owns, and operates Farm Powered Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facilities that provide a closed loop organics (food and agricultural waste) to energy lifecycle solution. Our digesters sustain American farms, enable organic waste ban compliance, reduce Green House Gas and phosphorus, and produce renewable clean energy.Farm Powered Anaerobic Digester Project at Goodrich Family Dairy FarmLocation & ConstructionLocated in Salisbury, Vt., Addison County. 5.6 miles from Middlebury College and Cabot’s largest cheese factoryPlan to c... (Vermont Biz)
On many streets motorists are greeted by orphan televisions as residents attempt to dispose of the devices.Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York counties, has introduced a bill that he says will help eliminate the problem.“Electronic devices play a significant role in today’s society, and many of us use them every day. However, we need to be responsible in ensuring these devices are disposed of properly in order to safeguard public health,” Alloway said in a news release. “This solution is the result of a great deal of work between my staff and all of the stakeholders in this issue, and I am confident that this solution will meet the needs of consumers and the environment for the foreseeable future.”Senate Bill 800 would create a network of e-waste recycling centers that consumers could use without having to pay a disposal fee.The bill funds the recycling program by imposing a 0.5 percent tax on the purchase of electronics.The tax would be imposed by the seller on the full retail purchase price, excluding sales tax, according to the bill.“The current system, which calculates a manufacture’s cost of recycling on the weight of the devices sold in the previous year, does not effectively address technological advances, which results in modern, lighter devices being sold, while bulkier, outdated electronics are being recycled,” Alloway wrote in a co-sponsorship letter. “Because of this flaw in the current system, many citizens do not have access to facilities to adequately recycle their devices and often times are required to pay a fee.”... (Carlisle Sentinel)
Chicago River amid a riverfront development boom.Joseph said elements of the Riverwalk including its "floating gardens" between Wells and Franklin streets were included to mitigate flooding that is expected during storms.The cleanup cost wasn't disclosed, but Joseph said the city's budget accounts for power washing and other post-flood cleaning.The River Walk has become the River "Swim" with this flooding #ILWX@PaulKonradpic.twitter.com/f7AfVlgUmu— Colin B Photography (@colinbphoto) October 14, 2017"Chicago Riverwalk is flooded.This is outside of Tiny Tapp near the Clark Street bridge.@cbschicagopic.twitter.com/ZSNDDgxdDM — Audrina Bigos (@AudrinaBigos) October 14, 2017flooded Riverwalk at Franklin pic.twitter.com/YHX1bl4M5n — Gabriel X. Michael?? (@_GXM) October 15, 2017Wow the Chicago Riverwalk via @LaurenceWHolmespic.twitter.com/EJo4DhAwwI — Justin Breen (@justinbreen10) October 15, 2017RELATED STORIES: Bucktown Tree Falls On Mother And Daughter, Causing Concussions Tribune Printing Plant Site May Be Redeveloped Into Riverside NeighborhoodRiverwalk Expansion To Chinatown Could Look Like This [Renderings]...
The board opened hearings on the proposal last week, with the hearings set to resume Tuesday night at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School, 245 S. Franklin St.Last month, state environmental officials last month ruled the site is suitable for a solid waste facility, with two additional state approvals needed before the transfer station can open.In a letter to residents dated Friday, Randolph Town Council President Kenrick Clifton noted the opposition to the transfer station from residents and officials from Randolph and surrounding communities. He thanked them for their support over many years to highlight the problems with the proposed facility.“If the Holbrook Board of Health finds in favor of TLA’s request for a site assignment, the Town of Randolph is committed to pursuing an available and appropriate avenues of appeal, including an appeal to the Massachusetts Superior Courts,” Clifton wrote.The town is a party in the health board hearings on the transfer station, and will “will present expert testimony concerning the appropriateness of locating the facility at the site,” Clifton said.The transfer station also needs other local approvals, such as from the appeals board and conservation commission.In a letter to Holbrook Health Board Chairman Paul Callinan, state Sen. Walter Timilty, D-Milton, and state Rep. William Galvin, D-Canton, said they were strongly opposed to the transfer station.They said it would disrupt transportation patterns in the area and the increased truck traffic would create public safety hazards.The letter also noted the transfer station’s proximity to the Baird McGuire Superfund site.“We stand in firm solidarity with the citizens of the region i... (Enterprise News)
Genoa, Liberty and Orange townships each are seeing a surge of new homes along their southern border with Franklin County. And all of their refuse adds substantially to the growing waste stream.Monday night, trustees in Liberty and Orange voted to accept Rumpke Waste and Recycling's bid, which will cost residents $15.39 per month for curbside trash and recycling. That's about $2 per month higher than a similar contract they've had for the past three years. And yard waste is not included. The inclusion of yard waste pickup would have added more than five dollars more per month to that bill.Genoa last week approved the same three-year deal.The head of the Delaware Knox Marion Morrow Solid Waste Management District said she's pleased that the contract includes recycling, but would like more communities to include yard waste, which often ends up in landfills."I am sure there may be a handful of residents that feel yard waste put to the curb should be composted," DKMM district director Jenna Hicks wrote to Liberty Township officials. Currently, yard waste is treated as trash and ends up in landfills, she said.Delaware County's waste is distributed to 42 transfer stations and eventually to several landfills statewide. In 2016, more than 5,000 tons of recycled materials were ke... (The Columbus Dispatch)