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Valpo seeking way to dispose of street sweepings

VALPARAISO | The public works department needs to find a way to get rid of 30 years of accumulated street sweepings.

March 01, 2014 3:58 pm
MARC CHASE: Landfill annexation idea doesn't stink

MARC CHASE: Landfill annexation idea doesn't stink

Few words inspire such a literal holding of noses as the word "landfill."

January 21, 2014 12:00 am

Portage recycling improves, but still just 19.4%

PORTAGE | Residents here saw drastic changes in how their trash and recycling was picked up in the last year.

January 18, 2014 6:15 pm

Will former landfill turn into tourist attraction?

LaPorte County officials are moving forward to turn a mountain of trash along Interstate 94 into a major tourist attraction with ideas of zip lines and slopes for sledding.

November 10, 2013 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: You should recycle more, landfill less

If every problem has a tipping point, Hammond residents should look at the tipping fees they're paying for garbage dumped in landfills.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am

Lowell closer to annexing acreage west of town

LOWELL | The Lowell Town Council moved one step closer Monday toward expanding its boundaries to the west.

September 24, 2013 7:15 pm
Grass clippings continue to be problem, expense

Grass clippings continue to be problem, expense

PORTAGE | Despite encouragement by city officials for residents to quit bagging their grass clippings, plastic and biodegradable bags keep piling up outside of the city's street department facility.

June 25, 2013 12:00 am

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

EDITORIAL: Mow down improper yard waste

If it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks, teaching old gardeners might be tricky.

May 28, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Stop wasting time on waste solution

Earl Powers' trash-to-ethanol plan sounded good in the same way that Star Trek teleportation sounded good. Maybe someday it would work out, but who really wants to be the test pilot for this new technology?

March 26, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

Tony Schroeder, division manager for Republic Services at the Newton County Landfill, shows one of several liners used at the the facility to form an impervious layer against pollution.

March 24, 2013 5:04 pm
The power of waste

The power of waste

Two regional facilities produce enough electricity to power several thousand homes, or offset municipal power bills by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

The power of waste

The power of waste

The methane-to-energy conversion plant at the Newton County Landfill produces enough gas to power about 10 small manufacturing facilities and currently pipes its gas to an egg carton manufacturing business bordering the landfill.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
The power of waste

The power of waste

Republic Services official James Metros, a former Crown Point mayor, talks about the gas-to-energy operation at the Newton County Landfill.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
The power of waste

The power of waste

A pump system removes methane from the Newton County Landfill, funneling it into a conversion plant. The gas is cooled and sent to the customer. The landfill powers a small egg carton manufacturing plant next door.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

A "tipper" lifts a truck trailer to dump its contents at the Newton County Landfill, owned and operated by Republic Services. The landfill covers more than 400 acres just south of Indiana 114 and west of Interstate 65.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

Trucks loaded with trash are weighed at the entrance to the Newton County Landfill.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

A new cell for trash is being excavated at the Newton County Landfill.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

Trucks line up with trash-filled trailers while a "tipper" dumps a trailer load in the background at the Newton County Landfill.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

A "tipper" lifts a truck trailer to dump its contents at the Newton County Landfill, owned and operated by Republic Services.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
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