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'I wish I’d come to work here 40 years ago:' City worker retires at 85

'I wish I’d come to work here 40 years ago:' City worker retires at 85

Ed Funk has a simple explanation for why he’s retiring from his part-time job with the city 10 days shy of his 86th birthday.

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Casper makes another push for mulch mowing

CASPER, Wyo. — The city is launching a public service campaign in a renewed effort to get the people of Casper to mulch mow.

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Billings aims to boost landfill gas collection, buy trucks run by methane

Billings aims to boost landfill gas collection, buy trucks run by methane

Plans are in the works at the Billings Regional Landfill to collect enough natural gas from decomposing trash to heat 2,100 homes and power trucks hauling garbage.

February 17, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Disciplined landfill workers say firefighters' scavenging went unpunished

Disciplined landfill workers say firefighters' scavenging went unpunished

Three city employees who were disciplined last year for taking goods from the landfill are complaining that the city refused to punish firefighters engaged in similar activities.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lots of people take advantage of Toxic Trash Roundup

Lots of people take advantage of Toxic Trash Roundup

Alkaline batteries, pesticides, oil-based paints and household cleaners.

June 01, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Billings firefighters handle paint

Billings firefighters handle paint

Billings firefighters handle oil-based paint as they and other city employees and volunteers dispose of household chemicals, batteries, light bulbs, medications and ammunition at the Toxic Trash Roundup at the Billings Operations Center last year. This year’s roundup will be Saturday.

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City Council to vote on $2M Billings landfill expansion bid

City Council to vote on $2M Billings landfill expansion bid

If you're wondering how much money it costs to run a city the size of Billings, here's one small indicator.

March 24, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Landfill workers suspended for scavenging

Landfill workers suspended for scavenging

Five city workers have been suspended for five days without pay for scavenging goods from the landfill last summer, City Administrator Tina Volek said Tuesday.

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Fire in landfill may kick out smoke for several days

Fire in landfill may kick out smoke for several days

A fire that sparked Wednesday in the Billings city landfill isn't likely to spread but could send up plumes of smoke south of town for a few more days.

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Staffing shortage means headaches for garbage pickup service

Billings' short-staffed Solid Waste Division has been scrambling to keep up with residential garbage pickup.

July 03, 2012 11:15 amLoading…
Paint drips into barrels

Paint drips into barrels

Paint drips from metal posts into barrels, where Billings firefighters dispose of oil-based paint during Saturday’s Toxic Waste Roundup, sponsored by the city of Billings Solid Waste Division, at the Billings Operations Center.

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Traffic lines up

Traffic lines up

Traffic lines up Saturday morning as Billings firefighters, police and other city employees and volunteers dispose of surplus chemicals, medications and many other items at the Toxic Trash Roundup, sponsored by the city’s Solid Waste Division, at the Billings Operations Center.

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Gazette opinion: Clean out medicine chests, keep river cleaner

Gazette opinion: Clean out medicine chests, keep river cleaner

The Billings Police Department has a program that improves public health and safety while reducing water pollution.

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Billings exploring use of city landfill by other towns, counties

Billings exploring use of city landfill by other towns, counties

It may not be an attraction you’ll ever see advertised by the Chamber of Commerce, but cities and counties elsewhere in Montana and in Wyoming are looking to Billings as a possible destination for their garbage.

November 22, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Crew monitors Gillette sewers with 'sewerbots'

Crew monitors Gillette sewers with 'sewerbots'

GILLETTE — We flush toilets, wash clothes and take showers regularly, but rarely do we think about where that water flows. The city's Solid Waste Division does.

November 18, 2011 10:05 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Time to round up toxic trash, old meds

Billings landfill customers have a once-a-year opportunity to get rid of their toxic trash this week — for free.

June 02, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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