Everything tagged

Latest from The Spokesman-Review

Program Removes 16 Tons Of Litter

City Administrator Wendy Gabriel: “We received a report from the Kootenai County Solid Waste Department that in 2011 the City of Coeur d’Alene’s Adopt-a-Street program delivered from Coeur d’Alene roadways a staggering total of 16.02 tons of trash to the County Transfer Station. This is certainly an impressive figure that illustrates the effectiveness of the program and dedication of the 34 volunteer groups that make this possible. Our roads stay much cleaner as a result. The City’s Adopt-a-Street program was established by the City Council in August 2000.”

Question: What is the oddest litter item you've found while participating in a road side cleanup or Coeur d'Alene's Adopt-A-Street program?

Thieves Target Transfer Stations

Officials at transfer stations in northern Idaho say they've been targeted in recent weeks by thieves seeking valuable metals and other goods. Roger Saterfiel with Kootenai County Solid Waste told the Coeur d'Alene Press that employees at one transfer station found that about $650 worth of brass and copper had been stolen, along with several televisions. In the last two months, other transfer stations in Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene have seen similar thefts/Fox12. More here.

Question: Have you ever Dumpster-dived? Or grabbed something you wanted from the trash at a transfer station?