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Lake County Solid Waste District

Hamm: No more waste district credit cards without board approval

Lake County's solid waste district chairman admonished the agency's acting director this week to hold off on any new credit card applications in the wake of spending controversies.

October 17, 2014 4:57 pm
Lowell has proud past, bright future

Lowell has proud past, bright future

Lowell is in West Creek and Cedar Creek townships. As of the 2010 census, there were 9,276 people living here. The town encompasses a little more than 5 square miles.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Tri-Creek School Board signs on to Green Community concept

LOWELL | The message in the Tri-Creek school system is simple.

May 05, 2013 7:15 pm
RICH JAMES: Niemeyer following in father's footsteps?

RICH JAMES: Niemeyer following in father's footsteps?

You've got to get up pretty early to stay ahead of those boys down in south Lake County. They are smooth operators.

February 03, 2013 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

New recycling drop-off center opens Friday in Freedom Park

LOWELL | Local officials and Lake County Solid Waste District District representatives will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Friday for the recycle drop-off center at Freedom Park.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am

Munster council sets hearings on trash-to-ethanol agreement

MUNSTER | The Town Council will hear public comments about signing the interlocal agreement with Lake County Solid Waste District for the proposed trash-to-ethanol facility in Schneider on June 4 and June 18.

May 28, 2012 7:00 pm

Ethanol revisions set deadline, pay scale

MERRILLVILLE | Lake County solid waste management officials haggled over the fine print of agreements for the county's proposed waste-to-ethanol plant.

January 21, 2011 12:00 am

Ethanol contract may be tweaked, again

Lake County solid waste officials say they want to make clear to communities that the incentives to send trash to a future Schneider plant are on a clock.

December 22, 2010 12:00 am Related

Former waste district adviser urges caution in trash-to-ethanol deal

As Lake County communities consider 20-year contracts to send their trash to a planned processing facility, a former county solid waste adviser urges caution. He points to lingering questions and a past deal that failed, costing taxpayers millions.

November 28, 2010 12:00 am

Questions linger regarding trash-to-ethanol plant

On the eve of a public question-and-answer session regarding the county's planned trash-to-ethanol facility, some municipal officials are hoping for more answers and fewer closed doors.

November 17, 2010 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: What is waste management board hiding?

There are two differing legal opinions on whether the Lake County Solid Waste Management District broke the law with a secret meeting. The bigger question, though, is this: What is it trying to hide?

November 11, 2010 12:00 am Related

Access counselor reaffirms opinion that waste district meeting followed the law

Since 10 solid waste district board members were not an officially appointed board committee, no open meetings laws were violated during their closed Sept. 23 gathering, the state's access counselor said Tuesday.

November 10, 2010 12:00 am

Attorney: Closed meeting may have violated law

Lake County solid waste officials may have convened what should have been a public meeting when they discussed a contract issue in a meeting they closed to the public, a media-law attorney says.

November 08, 2010 7:30 pm
Hobart painting city 'green' with new operation

Hobart painting city 'green' with new operation

HOBART | The color of the latex paint mixture coming out of the city's soon-to-be launched recycling facility is beige, not green.

September 05, 2010 12:00 am Photos


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