The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board is looking for options for disposing the county's trash. The board should make sure it doesn't dispose money in the process.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District will cost county taxpayers more than $7.4 million in public debt payments over the next 16 years.
Potential lawsuits are brewing in Lake County's trash-to-ethanol saga, according to a motion by solid waste officials and statements from the developer who had contracted to build and operate the plant.
With vastly differing budgets, the Lake County Solid Waste Management District and the Porter County Recycling and Waste Reduction District are worlds apart in what they can offer people who recycle.
Recycling is good for the ecology and a community's economy, but efforts at recycling vary greatly across the region.
INDIANAPOLIS | Two former Lake County solid waste officials are using their newly acquired legislative pulpit to pursue reforms of their former waste management district board.
Watch for the blame game to begin.
GARY | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District is helping spearhead a cleanup by volunteers and district staff of the Little Calumet River in Gary where American Bald Eagles have been sighted.
Some county solid waste officials remain unconvinced trash-to-ethanol developer Powers Energy of America will secure financing from a major U.S. oil company.
Lake County solid waste officials have an opportunity Thursday night either to stand firm on a deadline for a would-be trash-to-ethanol developer to secure financing or grant yet another in a long line of extensions.
LAKE STATION | After a lengthy discussion, City Council members agreed Thursday to sign an interlocal cooperation agreement with the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.
If a would-be trash-to-ethanol developer doesn't have the money in hand to complete its project by July 19, it doesn't have a deal with the county, a top solid waste district official says.
More than two months after would-be trash-to-ethanol developer Earl Powers walked out on a meeting with Lake County solid waste officials, he has issued a letter of apology.
Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lake County Government Complex in Crown Point to discuss the future of the 1,247-day-old trash-to-ethanol contract, The Times provides a look at the time and some of the events that have come to pass.A timeline…
CROWN POINT | The developer of a proposed garbage-to-ethanol plant reported Monday he has financing, land and commitments for enough municipal waste to keep his project alive.
CROWN POINT | The executive director of Lake County's solid waste district — criticized by some of his elected bosses and a state audit for past credit card expenditures — will have an opportunity to recommend changes to the district's policy for plastic.
For solid waste, the three R's are reduce, reuse and recycle. The Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board needs to key in on reducing — as in reducing wasteful spending — when it meets Thursday.
The staff of Lake County's solid waste district soon may have a shorter, tighter leash for both spending and lobbying, according to the district's new board leadership.
As time began to run out on Lake County's trash-to-ethanol plan last week, so did the faith and confidence of solid waste district officials - both in the project and themselves.
As time began to run out on Lake County's trash-to-ethanol plan last week, so did the faith and confidence of solid waste district officials — both in the project and themselves.
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