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  • Trash study disappoints Newport council

    Newport Beach officials slammed a report Tuesday by an Irvine-based consulting firm that explored the city's options for putting out a request for proposals from private trash-hauling companies.
  • Trash hauling savings entices Newport

    The last city in Orange County where city employees continue to pick up residents' trash may soon change its practices. Newport Beach could save as much as $17 million over the next seven years if trash services are outsourced, according to an...

    It's official: trash pickup outsourced

    Newport Beach prides itself on providing a high quality of life, but the City Council defied the pleas of numerous residents by voting Tuesday to approve a contract to outsource one of its few remaining in-house public works services: trash pickup. In a...

    Newport services manager Harmon retires

    Mark Harmon, Newport Beach's director of municipal operations and general services, retired last week. Charged with the oversight of services ranging from beach cleanup to street sweeping, Harmon managed more than 100 employees to keep the trees trimmed...

    Will new trash bins bring heaps of trouble?

    Will new trash bins bring heaps of trouble?
    NEWPORT BEACH — For decades, when surfers broke their boards, they would lay them to rest in one of the city's metal beach Dumpsters with fins protruding like a tombstone — a symbol of their hard-charging ways and the ocean's ultimate force....