“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
Saturday at the park entrance, at Chestnut and DeForest avenues. Mayor Robert Garcia, councilmen Rex Richardson and Al Austin, and other city officials will be there. More information: 562-570-3150. (ng Beach officials to christen new wetlands park that was once the site of illegal trash dumping)
Residents are concerned with several issues:How does NYC trash impact Perinton?CLOSE Waste Management's Jeff Richardson talks about the evolution of receiving trash from trucks to rail. During 2017, approximately 50 percent, or 1,750 tons, per day was delivered by rail. Max SchulteNew York City is about 330 miles away but people attending the meeting mentioned trash transported from there multiple times as a contributing factor to the stench. Residents who live near the landfill wanted to know whether the odors that are impacting their lives can be attributed to High Acres' intake of regional trash, specifically, New York City's trash. In letters sent to the Democrat and Chronicle that also were provided to the Conservation Board, Kaye and Mark Brotzman wrote, "When we moved here the dump was just a small local dump with absolutely no problems. We never even thought of it. Unfortunately, we are so sorry to see that it has grown into a huge area landfill that has trainloads of garbage brought in from New York City and other areas of New York state." But according to Waste Management, there is no difference between downstate and local trash. Company officials said the regional trash intake by rail is a greener and cleaner alternative than using trucks. Officials also said High Acres accepts less trash than is allowed on a daily basis. What is it like to live near a landfill with odor issues?Powerpoint provides timeline of odor issue. @TownOfPerinton@DandC@WasteManagementpic.twitter.com/i65qIDy24U— Meghan Finnerty Reporter (@Finnerty_Meghan)...
Previously, the landfill was using dirt to cover up the trash mound at the end of the day, according to Jennifer Richardson, the department’s regulatory compliance manager.At the same time, it was collecting the paint from residents at the hazardous waste collection facility, keeping it out of the landfill and saving it for proper disposal off-site, which costs money.Richardson estimates they were receiving about 9,000 gallons of paint per year – mostly in the color scheme of taupe and beige.The landfill had a problem, though, and the problem wasn’t the paint.“We have a soil deficit,” Richardson said, meaning the landfill doesn’t have enough soil to keep using it to cover up the trash every day.State regulations required covering the trash with 6 inches of soil every day to discourage vermin and scavenging, as well as to limit odors and stop trash from blowing around and prevent possible disease from spreading.About 600 square feet need to be covered daily.Richardson wanted to find a better way to meet the requirement, and a company called LSC Environmental Products gave her the idea. It suggested mixing the paint with a slurry to make the cover more durable and have better coverage.After a 90-day demonstration and reporting results to state officials, the landfill received approval for using paint as landfill cover.“The paint gives it kind of a leather-like quality; it’s more durable in adverse weather,” she said. “I really can’t say enough about it.”In 2015, the first full year the landfill implemented the paint strategy, the facility was able to use 3,800 gallons of latex paint in the slurry to cover the trash.Using that paint saved the facility $11,300 in disposal fees. Richardson said they’re on track to double that savin...
You really can't put a price tag on accountability," said Deb Royal, chief of staff to Dennis Richardson, the current secretary of state.Richardson didn't return a voicemail seeking comment. Jeanne Atkins, who preceded Richardson and now heads the Democratic Party of Oregon, declined to comment.Keisling and Beyer offered the same suggestion when asked how the program might be updated to improve its efficiency: Advertise the hotline more effectively to state employees. "At some point in the future, it might be time to hang up its cleats," Keisling said. "But in the near term -- particularly with people still skeptical about how well government is spending their dollars -- I think it's important to continue it.""At a minimum, it sends a signal."-- Gordon R. FriedmanGFriedman@Oregonian.com503-221-8209; @GordonRFriedman... (OregonLive.com)
It’s amazing how people can trash out a place,” Deckett said.And Deckett is not alone. Driving around the park, Assistant Superintendent Darrell Richardson told me Curt Gowdy depends on volunteers like Deckett.“Our volunteer program is one of the biggest things we have going for us around here,” Richardson said.During the summer, Richardson said, Curt Gowdy’s campsites are full. The trails are well trafficked. And for many people, disposables are part of the outdoor experience.“It’s primarily paper, you know, people come camping and they’re going to have paper and cardboard,” Richardson said. “And then there’s a lot of cans, and I’m sure plastic bottles because everybody’s all into drinking bottled water anymore.”Curt Gowdy employs only two full-time staff and two part-time staff. About 20 volunteers and a few seasonal workers do the rest of the work picking up trash. To pay for that help, state parks use entrance fees and Wyoming’s general fund. According to Curt Gowdy Superintendent Bill Conner, waste disposal takes up about ten percent of the park’s budget. Each week, he said, a private company empties twenty dumpsters spread across the park and drops the waste in Cheyenne’s landfill. Richardson said he is not aware of any entities that could transport recycling from Curt Gowdy. “Nobody services this area,” Richardson said. “It would be something we’d have to collect ourselves and take it to town or take it to the landfill. I don’t even know if the landfil... (Wyoming Public Media)