VALPARAISO | Mirrors line a wall on the top floor of One Center Street. The windows, draped in yards of white fabric, are new. But the wooden floor, with planks pulled up here and there, is a sign of continued change going on from basement to ceiling in the three-story brick building.
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Owner Sherman McLawhorn, left, is manager Kevin Fuller stand inside Electronic Outlet Center in East Chicago.
MERRILLVILLE| Valparaiso resident Michael Rider worked for the fire protection equipment company McDaniel Fire Systems for 33 years until the company suddenly shut down in October.
DYER | The town already recycles its electronics, but is now looking at a potential contract that could earn it cash for those recyclables.
Recycling is good for the ecology and a community's economy, but efforts at recycling vary greatly across the region.
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VALPARAISO | If you didn't get rid of all your old TVs, stereos or other recyclables during your spring cleaning, the city is co-sponsoring summer cleaning days at Fairground Park.
Electronics sit in a bin Friday during the city of Valparaiso's Green Days event for individuals to recycle their old electronics and shred papers at the Fairgrounds Park. Items also will be collected between 8 a.m. and noon today.
Opportunity Enterprises client Rick Witmer dumps paper into a bin for schredding Friday during a Green Days event at the Fairgrounds Park in Valparaiso. The event will continue from 8 a.m. to noon today.
Valparaiso Public Works employee Dan Brugos drops a microwave oven into a bin for recycling Friday during a Green Days event for individuals to recycle their old electronics and shred papers at the Fairgrounds Park. The event will continue between 8 a.m. and noon today.
Doug Holok of Disposal Alternatives Organization stacks computer monitors in a truck during a Green Days event Friday for individuals to recycle their old electronics and shred papers at Fairgrounds Park in Valparaiso. Collections also will be taken from 8 a.m. to noon today.
VALPARAISO | Who knew that getting rid of an old appliance could turn into a grand occasion? When it’s a milestone in terms of making a positive impact on the community, it is.
VALPARAISO | The items cluttering much of the space in the former Valparaiso Technical Institute look like they should be in a museum or the world's biggest garage sale.
VALPARAISO | The former Valparaiso Technical Institute building might be an eyesore, but to many of the institute's graduates it still is the Emerald City of their educational life.
CHICAGO | Receive a new computer for Christmas? Finally replaced that old cell phone? Ready to toss the fax machine?
If you have a shiny new iPhone or laptop on your Christmas list, think twice before tossing your old gadgets into the garbage. You could get hit with a $50 fine under a new Illinois law that makes throwing away 17 types of common home electronics illegal.
Employees of PC Rebuilders and Recyclers in Chicago test hard drives to determine whether the computers can be reused or if they need to be broken down for recycling.
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