Lake County Solid Waste Management District
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.
With new owners possibly on the horizon for the proposed Schneider trash-to-ethanol plant, some Lake County waste officials say it is the perpetuation of a four-year-old game of musical chairs.
Lake County Solid Waste Management District officials plan to meet behind closed doors Aug. 30 to discuss the possible legal ramification of terminating the agency's trash-to-ethanol contract with Powers Energy. Earl Powers' failure to show up at Thursday's meeting, even as he knew he was on…
What had been billed as the moment when financiers would potentially endorse Lake County's trash-to-ethanol plan became another in a long line of failures of a would-be developer to produce, some county officials said Thursday.
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Lake County's trash-to-ethanol saga will continue — at least another 30 days — after solid waste district officials decided developer Earl Powers satisfied two benchmarks toward filling a perceived breach in his contract.
As the next deadline nears for developer Earl Powers to prove he's making progress on the proposed trash-to-ethanol plant, it's now clear that Powers hasn't made much progress in the years since he signed the contract with the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.
Lake County's more than 3-year trash-to-ethanol saga was extended for at least another 30 and as many as 90 days Thursday after waste officials gave a developer more time to prove the venture viable.
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