CYCLING

NORTHAMPTON —  In recent days, Duane Ranney could be found underneath a tent at Valley Recycling collecting bags and bins of empty liters of soda...

Andrea Hairston was already a pretty serious bike commuter, riding through most kinds of weather to her teaching job at Smith College, when she had...

EASTHAMPTON — As Easthampton considers banning many types of single-use plastic items, including plastic grocery bags that can’t be composted, a...

Local, state officials examine recycling crisis

2/10/20

HOLYOKE — Local and state officials grabbed doughnuts and coffee and gave cheerful handshakes Tuesday as they crowded together into a stark, white...

NORTHAMPTON — Once again, the city is offering free Christmas tree disposal for residents. And for the second year in a row, the Parent Teacher...

HOLYOKE — One city official is sounding the alarm about the terms of a new contract that could see Holyoke pay for recycling, instead of receiving...

NORTHAMPTON — A group of local cyclists are ready to pedal from Northampton to the Statue of Liberty in support of immigrants and refugees.Taking...

Holiday paper waste reduction: A primer

11/28/18

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans generate one million more tons of waste per week than the rest of the year. That is a staggering...

The holidays are upon us and happy gatherings, on-line shopping and gift-giving are in full swing. While the celebrations and festivities bring...

ALBANY, N.Y. — America’s recycling industry is in the dumps.A crash in the global market for recyclables is forcing communities to make hard...

Where does your trash and recycling go?

10/10/18

After your hauler picks up your trash and recycling, or you deposit it at a transfer station, what happens to it? This question has taken on more...

EASTHAMPTON — City Councilors approved a change in the city’s law to allow bicyclists to use the full lane of the road last week, a move councilors...

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