Volunteers spent several hours cleaning up a portion of the San Benito River on Saturday, Nov. 9. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Local groups clean portion of San Benito River

Graniterock employees, CHEER and volunteers remove a record 169 tires.

Recology truck. File photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister City Council orders public hearing on solid waste rate increases

Proposition 218 protest ballots will be sent to residents in the coming weeks.

A truck heads into the John Smith Road Landfill. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

County takes steps to monitor landfill capacity

Law requires the facility to keep 15 years of space available for in-county use.

Two sample carts displayed during the meeting as Recology General Manager Phil Couchee speaks to the Hollister City Council. Consultant Kevin McCarthy sits to his left. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council approves new garbage rates

Deal includes green cart for yard and food waste.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Proposed Yard Waste Can Requirement, Whether Needed or Not

Those who recycle yard waste will want to think about paying for a green waste can they don't need.

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Business / Economy

Public input sought on local garbage, recycling programs

Recology's franchise agreement expires in June 2018; public workshops scheduled for April 25 and 27

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Holiday garbage service schedule reminder

No waste collection on the next two Thursdays locally

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County garbage rates rising

Annual rate review brings 1.1 percent rate hike