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Jeff Langbehn

MICHAEL NEAL: Lake solid waste board misses mark

MICHAEL NEAL: Lake solid waste board misses mark

Call me a nerd, but I have always been interested in the happenings of nearly every aspect of government, even more obscure ones like the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Compost area causing stink in Lake Station

LAKE STATION | The city is looking to the county's Solid Waste Management District to help pull it out of the hole it dug for itself with a compost facility that isn't passing the state's sniff test.

July 21, 2014 6:32 pm

Lake County waste officials trash district's spending practices

Questionable expenses using taxpayer money are creeping back into Lake County Solid Waste Management District financial reports, and some officials are trashing the practice.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Offer fresh ideas to boost recycling

DOUG ROSS: Offer fresh ideas to boost recycling

Solid waste districts will be under the gun soon to boost recycling participation rates. It's embarrassing, frankly, how low they are in some areas.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Trash turning into treasure for area waste districts

Trash turning into treasure for area waste districts

Jeff Langbehn took a look back at 2013 figures for the Lake County Solid Waste Management District early this year and was pleased with what he saw.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Waste management district finishes summer enviro camp

HAMMOND | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District has completed its Earthlings Summer Day Camps and program at its Environmental Education Center in Hammond.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am

Cid: Waste district should be frugal with new tax revenue

CROWN POINT | The Lake County solid waste district should temper spending of new income tax revenues with frugality rather than using it for proposed employee pensions, a district board member says.

August 18, 2013 6:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Don't let windfall be downfall of prudence

The Lake County Solid Waste Management District needs to apply the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra to household waste, not bad ideas.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am

Hamm: New revenues should go to projects, not pensions

Lake County's top solid waste district official said he wants all new income tax revenues to be directed to a fund for projects or operating expenses, not employee pensions.

August 14, 2013 8:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Dispose of waste, not taxpayers' cash

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.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am

Landfill settlement still weighs on taxpayer wallets

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.

June 16, 2013 12:00 am
Powers warns of possible lawsuit following cancellation of trash-to-ethanol deal

Powers warns of possible lawsuit following cancellation of trash-to-ethanol deal

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.

April 19, 2013 1:16 pm
County recycling districts offer different service levels

County recycling districts offer different service levels

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.

March 24, 2013 10:30 pm Photos

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More communities finding the cash value of recycling

More communities finding the cash value of recycling

Recycling is good for the ecology and a community's economy, but efforts at recycling vary greatly across the region.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am

Region legislators seek tighter leash on Lake County solid waste district

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.

January 26, 2013 8:00 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Wake up from lengthy trash-to-ethanol dream

WILLIAM NANGLE: Wake up from lengthy trash-to-ethanol dream

Watch for the blame game to begin.

October 02, 2012 12:00 am

Volunteers sought for cleanup of eagle nesting site Saturday

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.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am

Lake waste officials await latest financing pitch

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.

July 20, 2012 9:00 pm

Kill the trash-to-ethanol contract or grant another in a long line of extensions?

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.

July 18, 2012 6:30 pm

Lake Station approves trash-to-ethanol agreement

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.

July 06, 2012 12:00 am
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