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October 25, 2011
In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Hagerstown City Council approved a new contract for its refuse service. Starting Jan. 1, 2012, and continuing for at least three years, the city will contract with Waste Management of Pennsylvania for weekly trash, yard-waste and single-stream recycling services. The contract also included a recycling incentive program, commercial recycling service and, for downtown residents, twice-weekly trash collection, City Engineer Rodney Tissue said. Council members listened to many comments from the public and contract bidders before voting Tuesday.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | June 16, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- The Washington County Commissioners went to Smithsburg Tuesday night to allow town officials and Smithsburg residents to talk about issues of interest to them. But much of the meeting at Smithsburg's Town Hall didn't have anything to do with Smithsburg. Most of the discussion was taken up by Sharpsburg-area residents complaining about a property owner on Mondell Road who has allowed grass to grow up on his land as part of a nature study area. Last year, grass on the property reached about 7 feet high.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2011
Hagerstown City Council is scheduled to discuss Tuesday a number of trash and recycling options for city residents and businesses. City staff will present the council with a draft of a bid proposal form that includes numerous options for recycling and trash service, according to city documents. The purpose of the discussion is to have the council review the options prepared by staff to ensure the city covers all the alternatives that the council wants to consider when new bids are received for recycling and trash service, the documents said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | October 26, 2011
Hagerstown's new solid-waste contract approved this week will expand services for residents at less cost than what the city pays now. The five-member Hagerstown City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a new, three-year contract with Waste Management of Pennsylvania starting on Jan. 1, 2012. Collection for trash, recycling and yard waste will be simplified for most residents into a single, weekly pickup, City Engineer Rodney Tissue said. The new plan will also save residents a few dollars annually on their refuse bill, according to city documents.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | December 18, 2011
Starting Jan. 1, and continuing for at least three years, the city will contract with Waste Management of Pennsylvania for weekly trash, yard waste and single-stream recycling collection. The new program will save the city annually on the cost to provide refuse service. City Engineer Rodney Tissue noted previously that some of the savings comes through changing contractors. Waste Management will dispose of the city's refuse at Mountainview Landfill in Upton, Pa., saving the city $10 per ton in landfill tipping fees.
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.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2012
As Hagerstown enters the second week of a new recycling program, a city official Tuesday briefed the mayor and city council on what types of containers residents should use based on their housing. During an afternoon Hagerstown County Council work session, City Engineer Rodney Tissue recommended that 95-gallon containers be distributed to apartment buildings. One container will serve five apartment units, Tissue said. Thirty-five gallon containers would be distributed to people in townhouses and duplexes, and 65-gallon containers would be distributed to single-family homes, Tissue told Mayor Robert Bruchey II and the five-member council.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | February 2, 2012
As part of the city's new refuse and recycling program that began Jan. 1, the Hagerstown City Council this week took the final step toward purchasing recycling containers. The council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve an ordinance authorizing city officials to enter into a 10-year, $600,000 loan to finance the new bins, which also are referred to as “totes,” with a 4 percent interest rate for the first seven years of the loan. The final three years would be adjusted to reflect the Wall Street Journal prime rate, which has been 3.25 percent since December 2008, according to city documents.
OPINION
February 28, 2011
“The price of gas is determined by the price of a barrel of oil in the Middle East. The OPEC nations met in December 2010 and decided there would be no increase in the output of oil. They decided that $100-plus would be a fair price for a barrel. Now, according to Libya’s senior officials, with the unrest in the Middle East, OPEC gives the U.S. the finger. Only way prices can reduce is if the states lower the tax per gallon ... looking at a 10-cent-per-gallon increase.” — Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | December 25, 2012
New recycling rules are coming to the Borough of Waynesboro for 2013, and the municipality's 4,300 Waste Management customers will be getting larger recycling bins. The borough is converting to a “single-stream” system, meaning all recyclables can be placed in the 64-gallon bins, regardless of type. Those bins will be delivered to customers the week of Jan. 7. “It's on wheels. It's relatively light,” Borough Manager Lloyd Hamberger said of the bins. On Wednesday, Hamberger talked to the Waynesboro Borough Council about the new program.
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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.
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.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | cj.lovelace@herald-mail.com | February 2, 2012
As part of the city's new refuse and recycling program that began Jan. 1, the Hagerstown City Council this week took the final step toward purchasing recycling containers. The council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to approve an ordinance authorizing city officials to enter into a 10-year, $600,000 loan to finance the new bins, which also are referred to as “totes,” with a 4 percent interest rate for the first seven years of the loan. The final three years would be adjusted to reflect the Wall Street Journal prime rate, which has been 3.25 percent since December 2008, according to city documents.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 10, 2012
As Hagerstown enters the second week of a new recycling program, a city official Tuesday briefed the mayor and city council on what types of containers residents should use based on their housing. During an afternoon Hagerstown County Council work session, City Engineer Rodney Tissue recommended that 95-gallon containers be distributed to apartment buildings. One container will serve five apartment units, Tissue said. Thirty-five gallon containers would be distributed to people in townhouses and duplexes, and 65-gallon containers would be distributed to single-family homes, Tissue told Mayor Robert Bruchey II and the five-member council.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | October 26, 2011
Hagerstown's new solid-waste contract approved this week will expand services for residents at less cost than what the city pays now. The five-member Hagerstown City Council Tuesday unanimously approved a new, three-year contract with Waste Management of Pennsylvania starting on Jan. 1, 2012. Collection for trash, recycling and yard waste will be simplified for most residents into a single, weekly pickup, City Engineer Rodney Tissue said. The new plan will also save residents a few dollars annually on their refuse bill, according to city documents.
NEWS
October 25, 2011
In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Hagerstown City Council approved a new contract for its refuse service. Starting Jan. 1, 2012, and continuing for at least three years, the city will contract with Waste Management of Pennsylvania for weekly trash, yard-waste and single-stream recycling services. The contract also included a recycling incentive program, commercial recycling service and, for downtown residents, twice-weekly trash collection, City Engineer Rodney Tissue said. Council members listened to many comments from the public and contract bidders before voting Tuesday.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | kate.alexander@herald-mail.com | August 7, 2011
Hagerstown City Council is scheduled to discuss Tuesday a number of trash and recycling options for city residents and businesses. City staff will present the council with a draft of a bid proposal form that includes numerous options for recycling and trash service, according to city documents. The purpose of the discussion is to have the council review the options prepared by staff to ensure the city covers all the alternatives that the council wants to consider when new bids are received for recycling and trash service, the documents said.
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