Below is a complete blip.tv video of the 3/7/11 public forum held by Northampton’s Solid Waste Reduction and Management Task Force. The public was invited to express opinions about how the city will manage its waste once the municipal landfill closes in 2012. The Task Force will hold a second and similar forum on March 11 in the Senior Center from 2-4pm.
The audience was composed largely of people who currently bring their own waste to a city transfer station (as opposed to having it picked up by subscription service). Most of them wanted to see the city continue to operate at least one transfer station. Several mentioned the social aspect of seeing friends and exchanging news. This recording was made by Adam Cohen and is 1 hour 47 minutes long. You may also view a 15-minute blip.tv video from the brief meeting the Task Force held just before the public forum.
If video playback is balky (because blip.tv is busy), NCTV has a similar video here.