Lake County Solid Waste Management District
HOBART | The students at Ridge View Elementary School in Hobart are participating in a recycling project called A Bench for Caps or ABC.
If every problem has a tipping point, Hammond residents should look at the tipping fees they're paying for garbage dumped in landfills.
HAMMOND | Increasing recycling in Hammond is on the radar of city administrators, according to comments Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. made at a recent city event.
HAMMOND | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District has completed its Earthlings Summer Day Camps and program at its Environmental Education Center in Hammond.
CROWN POINT | The quarter of a million dollars in new revenues set to hit Lake County solid waste district coffers in 2014 will come from the thawing of a long-frozen tax levy, the county treasurer said Tuesday.
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District needs to apply the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra to household waste, not bad ideas.
You would think $5 million a year could buy a lot.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District has a new program in which local schools and communities can obtain a colored bench made of recycled plastic in return for collecting 400 pounds of plastic caps.
The Lake County solid waste board should steer clear of commercially unproven processes when considering future plans for consolidating the county's trash disposal, the board's chairman said.
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.
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District's enormous budget includes grants to communities for recycling. But that's not necessarily how the recipients use that money.
Lake County Solid Waste Management District distributes about $2.8 million -- about 55 percent of its 2013 budget -- to all county municipalities based on population.
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.
Some officials throughout the country say they have learned the grass isn't always greener when it comes to alternative methods of disposing of municipal garbage.
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.
The proposed trash-to-ethanol plant has produced little but speculation since the contract between developer Earl Powers and the Lake County Solid Waste Management District board was signed four years ago. Don't expect any jobs to be created in the near future, either.
With yet another collapsed land deal, a fresh set of delays on financing decisions and a contract in limbo, some Lake County solid waste officials wonder if they are hearing the end of trash-to-ethanol.
HOBART | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring a hazardous waste disposal day at the Hobart City Barn.
As the Lake County Solid Waste Management District tries to determine which direction to turn next, the board members should recognize first where they are and how they got there.
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