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.

Jennifer Hirsch shovels trash with another volunteer along the banks of the San Benito River.  Photo by Leslie David

San Benito Lifestyle

Friends of San Benito River Group Plans Second Work Day

An all volunteer group has been putting time into cleaning up trash along San Benito River in the Hollister area. They plan to meet again on Saturday, March 31

Stacie McGrady, Nathanael Lierly and Jennifer Hersh unload trash from the river into a dumpster provided by RJR Recycling.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito River gets big help from its friends

A small group decides to face the accumulation of trash along the San Benito River head-on.

Alex Pena, left, and Joseph Lampkin stand at Pena’s camp on the north end of the river encampment.

Business / Economy

Deadline to clear out delivered to homeless at river encampment

River occupants told to clear out by city and offered shelter beds

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Government / Politics

Riverbed cleanup removes tons of illegally-dumped trash

Years of illegal dumping being cleared south of the Fourth Street bridge crossing of the San Benito River

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Schools & Education

Outdoor Club Cleans Up High School Campus

Outdoor Club's first clean-up of the year

John Smith Road with landfill to left and proposed resource site to the right of road.

Know Your Dump

In addition to serving local communities, John Smith Landfill has taken in trash from other communities since 1992. How much do you really know about the landfill's past, present and future?