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Bootstrap compost goes to business bootcamp

I'm standing in an alleyway behind American Provisions, a specialty grocery shop in Southie with a cheese display that's borderline pornographic, watching Andy Brooks shove his hands into a barrel of future compost.
Trash: Interrupted
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  September 14, 2012

Scenic vistas ... of the future!

Imagine the new landscapes your children will enjoy.
By DAVID KISH  |  August 03, 2012

Photos: Garbage at The Paradise Rock Club

Garbage played The Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
Garbage | Paradise Rock Club | May 26, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  June 08, 2012

Shirley Manson dishes on Garbage's return

Lots of folks are calling this outing by Garbage a reunion, but according to frontwoman Shirley Manson, it's nothing of the sort; it was just the right moment for the alt-rockers to rev it up again after a seven-year chill period.
The Vow

Restaurant composting closes another local-food loop

You — or your neighbor — may do it at home, but now area restaurants, hospitals, schools, and grocery stores are also reducing their waste and producing rich soil by turning food scraps and paper products into compost.
Eat your waste
By AMY ANDERSON  |  April 27, 2012

Killing ethanol

Estimates vary, but it's safe to say that restaurants and institutions (such as colleges or hospitals) waste tons of food every year; last September, a group of students at the College of the Atlantic noticed that their school was no exception.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 10, 2011

The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #87 - Garbage "Only Happy When It Rains"

The Absolute Top 101 Songs of WFNX History #87 - Garbage "Only Happy When It Rains"

You can vote for your favorite songs & check out the countdown so far right here! #87 - Garbage "Only Happy When It Rains" Shirley...
By FNXAdmin  |  May 02, 2011

Bill threatens Bayside Glacier and local lobsters

The Bayside Glacier has returned, towering over Trader Joe's — a three-story high pile of snow collected from downtown streets and sidewalks. It's one of several city-designated "snow dumps," the largest of which is behind the overflow airport parking l
Legal Wranglings Dept.
By CHRISTIAN MILNEIL  |  February 25, 2011

Getting rid of e-waste

I'm doing a major apartment clean-up and I'm trying to dispose of my unwanted items as responsibly as possible. I'm recycling (both curbside and through Goodwill) as much as I can. But what to do with the electronic waste I've accumulated over the year
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2011
Garbage is reuniting

Garbage is reuniting

 Apparently, this was Shirley Manson's character in that Terminator show from a few years ago.It's not the Belly reunion that the Village Voice is calling...
By Ryan Stewart  |  November 02, 2010

On the meaning of trash

Providence cultural center AS220 wraps up the fall edition of its Action Speaks! panel discussion series with an examination of that oft-ignored byproduct of America's consumerist culture: trash.
Action Speaks!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 22, 2010

Dump at City Hall?

Thank you for your recent article about the price increase on city trash bags. When I first noticed this at Hannaford this summer, I was disgusted!
Letters to the Portland editor, September 3, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 03, 2010

Mail dump

Thanks for your article on the price increase on blue bags. The article should also mention another consequence of the price hike: some neighbors have chosen to simply ignore the blue-bag rule and use their own bags.
Letters to the Portland Editor, August 27, 2010

As city blue-bag prices climb, Portland residents find other ways to take out the trash

They come out at night, hiding beneath the cloak of darkness. Weighed down by bags of reeking garbage, they hobble along the streets in search for the closest Dumpster. And these people of the night, they're your friends and neighbors: normally unassumin
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  August 20, 2010
The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #64 - Garbage

The Absolut Top 101 WFNX Artists of All Time #64 - Garbage

You can vote for your favorite artists & check out the countdown so far right here! #64 - Garbage Garbage perhaps have one of the...
By Adam12  |  June 03, 2010

Running a clean race

Johnny and his crew of knuckleheads were playing a round of ding-dong ditch in the Back Bay when they were spotted by a cop.
Charles River weekend
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  May 01, 2009