Municipal Solid Waste
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.
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.
Perhaps there is life after death. That's what might be happening with the Lake County Solid Waste Management District.
CROWN POINT | Two garbage-to-energy firms worked to pique the interest of Lake County solid waste officials Wednesday, hoping a past failed contract with another firm hadn't polluted the political waters.
If every problem has a tipping point, Hammond residents should look at the tipping fees they're paying for garbage dumped in landfills.
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District needs to apply the "reduce, reuse, recycle" mantra to household waste, not bad ideas.
The collapse of the trash-to-ethanol plan earlier this year killed any political will for a consolidated garbage disposal contract in Lake County, a top waste official says.
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.
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.
Finally, the ill-fated trash-to-ethanol plan has been abandoned.
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?
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.
The longtime champion of a Lake County trash-to-ethanol plant expects a final decision to made next month regarding whether to cancel the four-year-old contract.
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.
Once more, the Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors have learned that investors are holding back on funding the waste-to-ethanol project until more is known about the process. Surprised? We didn't think so.
Lake County solid waste officials began their first meeting of 2013 in much the same position as the last of 2012 — still waiting to see if a long-proposed trash-to-ethanol project will come to fruition.
Closing a landfill is not as simple as covering the garbage with dirt, planting grass, locking the gate and walking away.
Politics had nothing — and everything — to do with last week's cancellation of a county solid waste board meeting, Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub said Monday.
Some Lake County Republican officials are crying foul over the cancellation of last week's solid waste district meeting, dubbing it a possible political ploy to push a discussion past the general election.
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.
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