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November 10, 1997
More curbside pickups planned Hagerstown residents will have at least four more chances to put yard waste out for curbside pickup this year, City Engineer Bruce Johnston said Monday. The last scheduled pickup is on Wednesday, Dec. 3, but that could be extended two weeks since many leaves haven't fallen yet, Johnston said. Yard waste is to be placed in reusable containers or paper yard waste and leaf bags and placed at the curb after 4 p.m. on Tuesday to be picked up early Wednesday morning.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 9, 2006
SMITHSBURG - There will be no curbside yard waste pickup for Smithsburg residents during the spring, summer and early fall, the town council decided Tuesday. At its monthly meeting, the Smithsburg Town Council unanimously decided against adopting a curbside pickup program for yard waste. The decision will affect the current budget and next year's budget, Smithsburg Mayor Mildred "Mickey" Myers said. The town decided to consider alternative removal options - ranging from designating a site where residents may deposit yard waste to turning the waste into mulch.
NEWS
By DON AINES | March 12, 1999
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Earth Day next month will usher in a new program for Franklin County residents with free curbside pickup of household hazardous wastes. "Before, we had two drop-off sites in the county and it was kind of a one-day event," County Environmental Planner Robert A. Meredith said Thursday. The new program will allow residents to dispose of paint, solvents, pesticides, used motor oil and other wastes in special containers that will be picked up at their homes.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | April 2, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A curbside yard waste collection service made available Tuesday for the first time to most residents in Berkeley and Jefferson counties is expected to attract plenty of customers, but the recycling program's future beyond Dec. 31, 2008, remains to be seen. A nine-month pilot program was jointly announced on Monday by the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority and Apple Valley Waste Services, which are testing the economics of the service. Should the program conclude on a "positive note," it could expand to include the municipalities of Martinsburg, Shepherdstown and Ranson, W.Va.
NEWS
April 19, 2006
WAYNESBORO, PA. - Addressing the public's questions from a recent town meeting about trash pickup, officials with the Borough of Waynesboro said customers are permitted to have three containers picked up weekly. Each container is not to exceed 32 gallons of capacity, Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said. Residents who want to have more than three containers picked up need to purchase trash tags for $1 from borough hall, he said. Trash is not to be placed curbside before 5 p.m. on the day prior to pickup.
NEWS
by TARA REILLY | July 9, 2004
Berkeley County's voluntary recycling program might get an overhaul, if the price is right. The Berkeley County Commission on Thursday discussed whether to add more recycling drop-off sites, increase the hours and days of the existing drop-off sites or to provide curbside pickup for residents. The recycling discussion came during a County Commission meeting, in which officials from Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties talked about ways to improve solid waste services. "There's no doubt recycling needs to get bigger, and it needs to get better," Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority Chairman Clint Hogbin said.
NEWS
June 20, 1998
The City of Hagerstown and Washington County are extending special programs to continue helping residents clean up storm debris from this week. - Trees, brush and other yard waste will be accepted at no charge through Saturday, June 27, at the Washington County rubble landfill off Kemps Mill Road. Waste can be dropped off at the landfill between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. - The City of Hagerstown scheduled a third special curbside pickup in the North and West Ends for tree limbs and brush debris.
NEWS
December 26, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The annual curbside pickup of organic Christmas trees in Berkeley County beginning next month again will benefit the Martinsburg unit of the Boys & Girls Club of the Eastern Panhandle, county Solid Waste Authority chairman Clint Hogbin announced Friday in a press release. The cost of the curbside service provided by Apple Valley Waste Service Inc. is $10 per tree, with half of the proceeds donated to the Boys & Girls club unit, Hogbin said. The pickup service, available by contacting Apple Valley, is not available to residents who receive collection service from the City of Martinsburg.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2012
Recycling in Washington County has increased with the emergence of curbside pickup by private companies, according to a county analysis. The county has determined, through rough calculations, that recycling participation through various means might be up more than 15 percent from 2011. For recycling, Washington County has decided on a middle ground between doing nothing and making it a mandatory, tax-supported service. Washington County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said the county asked local trash haulers about the possibility of recycling-only curbside pickup, instead of offering it as part of trash-hauling package.
NEWS
April 22, 2009
Curbside recycling program to be offered in Berkeley Co. MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Berkeley County residents interested in recycling now have the option to pay for bimonthly curbside pickup service. Beginning on May 1, AW Recycling of 222 Moonlight Lane, Martinsburg, will offer a bimonthly pickup service, Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority Chairman Clint Hogbin said in a news release. The residential service to be offered is not available to residents of the City of Martinsburg and will not include collection of yard waste, Christmas trees and other organic material, according to the West Virginia Public Service Commission.
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NEWS
February 6, 2013
Town considers changes in trash, recycling pickups BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Town Council members are considering the possibility of increasing the frequency of the town's curbside recycling service. The town currently has twice-a-week trash pick-up and curbside recycling every other week. The town is pondering having curbside recycling once a week and trash pick-up once a week. The town's current one-year trash contract with Allied Waste is up for renewal at the end of June, town officials said.
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NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | July 21, 2012
Recycling in Washington County has increased with the emergence of curbside pickup by private companies, according to a county analysis. The county has determined, through rough calculations, that recycling participation through various means might be up more than 15 percent from 2011. For recycling, Washington County has decided on a middle ground between doing nothing and making it a mandatory, tax-supported service. Washington County Administrator Gregory B. Murray said the county asked local trash haulers about the possibility of recycling-only curbside pickup, instead of offering it as part of trash-hauling package.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | June 24, 2012
Curbside recycling will start next month in Boonsboro, but sanitation fees will remain unchanged due to projected savings on landfill tipping fees and a grant from local author Nora Roberts, Councilwoman Barbara Wetzel said. Letters explaining the recycling program were being mailed out last week and recycling containers are to be dropped off at homes in the last week of June, Wetzel said last week. The containers will come with fliers detailing what items can and cannot be recycled, she said.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | May 2, 2012
Washington County residents attempting to sign up for the county's new recycling drop-off permits are running into an unexpected obstacle: Those on targeted curbside recycling routes aren't eligible to use the bins. County Administrator Gregory B. Murray confirmed Wednesday that on July 1, when the county begins requiring a $3-a-month permit sticker for use of the recycling drop-off bins at the landfill and transfer stations, residents in the pilot areas for the Allied Waste curbside recycling program will not be eligible to buy the permits - even if they opt out of curbside recycling pickup.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2012
The Boonsboro Town Council unanimously approved Monday night a new trash-hauling contract that includes curbside recycling, which some residents have long supported for the community. Under the contract with Allied Waste, the town will maintain twice-a-week trash pickup but will add curbside recycling every other week. Although some people commended the town for moving ahead with recycling, there was also concern about the cost of the new service. The town will use a $30,000 Nora Roberts Foundation grant to pay for the service, council member Kevin Chambers said.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | March 19, 2012
The Funkstown Town Council voted Monday night to opt out of a private curbside recycling program in favor of allowing its residents more freedom in deciding whether they want curbside recycling and which company they want to provide the service. In January, the Washington County Commissioners voted to support a curbside recycling program presented by Allied Waste, which wants to run pilot programs in several areas in the county, including Funkstown. Don Groseclose, Chesapeake area municipal manager for Allied Waste, described the recycling program to Funkstown officials Monday night.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 11, 2012
Keedysville has become the fifth community in the county to offer curbside recycling, changing its weekly trash collection service to do so, according to Mayor Matt Hull. The town has gone from garbage collection twice a week to garbage collection once a week and curbside recycling once a week, at no additional cost to town residents, Hull said. Garbage is collected on Mondays and recycled materials are picked up on Thursdays, Hull said. The town's trash hauler, Apple Valley Waste, offered residents the choice of two recycling containers: a bin or a larger container with wheels, Hull said.
NEWS
March 11, 2012
Boonsboro town officials are looking for bids from trash haulers to possibly offer curbside recycling in the town. The town's trash-hauling contract expires June 30, said Town Manager Debra Smith. The town formulated a trash-collection bid proposal that contains five options for haulers to consider, Smith said. One option maintains the town's current service, which is twice-a-week garbage collection, Smith said. The four other options include trash collection with curbside recycling, Smith said.
OPINION
February 6, 2012
Since the Washington County Commissioners sort of endorsed curbside recycling, we will sort of endorse the commissioners' decision. The county has been considering, but not acting, on recycling for some time, so any move in that direction is an improvement. The commissioners decided Tuesday to promote a private curbside recycling program that Allied Waste will tentatively begin in June. At the same time, the county will remove recycling drop boxes that have suffered from misuse and neglect.
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