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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.
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OPINION
April 26, 2012
People need to speak up about recycling fees To the editor: I find it appalling that leaders of this county would consider such fees for recycling. In response to Commissioner Callaham's comments, I assume she favors fleecing county residents? Perhaps one term as a commissioner is enough for her. Our economy is still unsteady at best. Many people are barely getting by, gas prices are at record highs, electricity rates are out of control and taxes continue in no direction but up. User fees to recycle is absolutely absurd.
NEWS
April 20, 2012
Most of the new recycling containers have been delivered to Hagerstown residents as city officials will begin collecting the old 18-gallon blue and green bins early next week, according to a city news release. Residents should set the old unneeded bins out on the curb on Monday morning and leave them there until they are collected, city spokeswoman Erin Wolfe said. “If people want to use the new totes, and they have don't have any purpose for the old bins, we're collecting them,” Wolfe said.
NEWS
April 20, 2012
The Capitol Theatre is hosting a Green Day Recycling Drop from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The drop off will be set up in the parking lot off West Washington Street in downtown Chambersburg, Pa. Items accepted include old computers, printers; any kind of electronic appliances that plug into the wall except televisions, and plastics No. 1 and No. 2; onsite paper shredding. The Capitol Theatre will have collection containers for cardboard, newspaper and junk mail /paper.
OPINION
April 19, 2012
“Tim Rowland's column on the 6th Congressional (District) race in Thursday's paper was hilarious. If it wasn't so true, it would be even funnier. Great column, as usual, even if I don't always agree with him. Great writer.” - Hancock “I see people are still texting while they're out driving. Stop the texting while you're in your car. It'll kill me, and it'll kill you.” - Clear Spring “This is on the 11th of April. Everyone should read the B2 section, down on the lower right, 'Washington County-sponsored bills get governor's signature.' Whoopee.
NEWS
April 12, 2012
Waynesboro Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger is reminding borough residents that yard waste - tree trimmings, hedge trimmings, brush and similar items - will not be collected on a weekly basis. Yard waste will be collected every other week - on opposite weeks of recycling collection. Tree trimmings, hedge trimmings, brush and similar items must be tied in bundles not exceeding four feet in length and 50 pounds in weight, or placed in a container not larger than 32 gallons, separate from other refuse.
NEWS
By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | April 9, 2012
Allied Waste's opt-out curbside recycling program for Washington County will cost $5 a month and begin the week of June 4, a company manager said Monday. The program, which Washington County agreed to help promote, will pick up comingled recyclables every other week from all homes in several of the most populated unincorporated areas of the county, except those households that opt out of the program. The first notices to included homes are expected to arrive in mailboxes around May 1, Allied Waste Chesapeake Area Municipal Manager Don Groseclose said.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | April 9, 2012
Hagerstown's new recycling program gets under way later this month and includes a rewards program that allows participants to redeem points for gift certificates and coupons at national and local businesses. Residents who requested a new trash container should expect to receive them between Wednesday and April 28, city officials said in a news release. Once it arrives, people can register online for the Recyclebank program, which rewards users with points for recycling based on tonnage collected city-wide each week.
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.
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