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By Dave Brooks | March 8, 2006
Thinking about throwing that old cell phone in the trash? Think again. A new California regulation outlaws throwing phones, batteries and other materials containing lead or other heavy metals in the trash, changing the way local families and small businesses manage their waste. Known as the "Universal Waste Rule," the new law governs dozens of items found around the house: lithium batteries, mercury thermostats, fluorescent lights, old computer monitors, televisions, computer hard drives and personal electronics.
September 1, 2010
Fountain Valley will adjust its street-sweeping and trash-collection schedules by 24 hours to accommodate the three-day holiday weekend. To accommodate Labor Day, trash collection will be pushed to the day after it is normally collected. Trash cans still need to be on the curb by 6 a.m. and put away the following day. Street sweeping times are also being adjusted. Streets swept on Sept. 8 to 9 will be done the following day and areas done on Sept. 10 will be completed on Sept.
June 1, 2000
PRO This is in response to the many naysayers of the proposed whale art on Beach [Boulevard] and Pacific Coast Highway. Have the naysayers even considered the educational value of this art? I can envision teachers bringing children on field trips to see this art. How many children can visualize how truly huge a whale is? How many children have ever heard the sounds of the fog horn or bell buoys? How many adults from other areas of the country have seen or heard the same?
By: STEVE SMITH | September 21, 2005
In the electronic information age, there are certain rules to which we all must adjust. Some folks like to send their messages in 100% lower case text because, I suppose, they simply do not have the time to press the "Shift" key and create capital letters. Some write in all caps, though I have been told that that is the e-quivalent (my word) of shouting. One concession we all have to make is that e-mail communication sacrifices formality for speed.
By Michael Miller, | April 6, 2011
A Huntington Beach environmental nonprofit has partnered with the county in an attempt to block trash from flowing into the ocean through a pair of flood control channels. The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy, a group dedicated to restoring the city's coastal wetlands, and the Orange County Flood Control Division hope to have permits within a year to install booms in the Huntington Beach and Talbert channels, which intersect and drain near the Santa Ana River. The conservancy approached the county last year after it finished a restoration project on the wetlands.
By Mona Shadia, | March 23, 2011
The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday night voted to increase residential trash fees by 34 cents a month, an amount less than what city staff had initially proposed. An annual review of the agreement with Rainbow Disposal Company Inc., which contracts with the city to pick up trash, resulted in an increase in cost of service to be passed onto customers. With the 34-cent fee increase, each household's trash fee will go from $18.62 to $18.96 per month. Rainbow had not increased bills for the past two years.
Change is in the wind. They're coming. We don't know exactly when, but sometime before October, they will be here. Some of you already have them. Soon it will be our turn. Like everyone else in town, we'll be getting three big new trashcans in the near future. Rainbow Disposal has already started delivering them to some neighborhoods. Over the next five months, they will replace the old system with the new system everywhere in town. We're already starting to prepare our minds for the change.
By Michael Alexander | February 21, 2008
A group of residents with concerns about crime and cleanliness in a local park pressed the City Council for solutions at its meeting this week, only to find that some efforts to help were scheduled for the very next day. Residents near unimproved Bartlett Park said a major problem with transients living in the park behind heavy overgrowth was making them worry about safety. And an overgrown, unimproved park is allowing for a lawless atmosphere, they said. Local businesses are some of the hardest hit by an unsavory atmosphere, resident Dick Anderson said.
January 25, 2010
Cleanup crews took to Huntington Harbour and the coastline this weekend after a series of heavy storms that left debris on the sand and water. Scott Smith, the city’s beach operations supervisor, said crews were still busy this morning collecting refuse and planned to keep busy through the week, as another storm is predicted for Tuesday. Much of the trash, he said, had landed on the beach via the city’s flood control channels. “We get everything from garden hoses that people throw over their block walls in the inland areas to Styrofoam cups, plastic bags, trees — the stuff that comes in on the high tide,” Smith said.
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