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Electronics should be disposed of responsibly

How does one get rid of old computers, keyboards and other digital equipment? When burned they produce toxic substances which cause cancer, reproductive disorders, endocrine disruptions and other health problems. Heavy metals accumulate in fish.

October 13, 2014 12:00 am
Who can put recycling agency in trash bin?

Who can put recycling agency in trash bin?

Am I the only one upset by the great trash investigative reporting by the Times?

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Here's why I won't recycle waste in Hammond

This letter is why my family doesn't recycle anymore. Last year, in the first four months I called the recycling department to ask why the driver only stops once a month and not twice like everyone else gets.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am
Art teacher wants old cereal boxes to do double duty

Art teacher wants old cereal boxes to do double duty

MERRILLVILLE | Sarah Kennedy Ketchum isn’t a typical recycler. And her current project at Merrillville High School will benefit more than the environment. She’s thinking of her students.

September 26, 2013 6:26 pm
New Products for Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012

New Products for Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012

Heel and heal

November 21, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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NIPSCO 5,000 appliance recycled

NIPSCO 5,000 appliance recycled

Appliance Recycling Centers of America worker Jason Petropoulos fills out paperwork Tuesday on the 5,000th appliance recycled under a NIPSCO program at a home in Valparaiso.

July 17, 2012 12:21 pm
NIPSCO 5,000 appliance recycled

NIPSCO 5,000 appliance recycled

NiSource representative Dan Plath speaks Tuesday about NIPSCO's 5,000th recycled appliance with Valparaiso resident Mark Pflug and his stepdaughter Delaney Nava. Residents receive $35 for any working refridgerator or freezer.

July 17, 2012 12:21 pm
NIPSCO 5,000 appliance recycled

NIPSCO 5,000 appliance recycled

Valparaiso resident Mark Pflug, left, and his stepdaughter Delaney Nava talk Tuesday about their old refrigerator being hauled away by NIPSCO contractors as part of the company's appliance recycling program. The refrigerator was the 5,000th recycled appliance by NIPSCO since the program star…

July 17, 2012 12:16 pm
NIPSCO 5,000 appliance recycled

NIPSCO 5,000 appliance recycled

Appliance Recycling Centers of America Inc. worker Jason Petropoulos wheels an old refrigerator away from a home in Valparaiso on Tuesday during a NIPSCO celebration of the 5,000th appliance recycled under its program since 2010.

July 17, 2012 12:16 pm
NIPSCO celebrates recycling milestone

NIPSCO celebrates recycling milestone

Bruce Wall, left, vice president at Appliance Recycling Centers of America, shakes hands Tuesday with Valparaiso resident Mark Pflug during NIPSCO's celebration of its 5,000th recycled appliance. NiSource representative Dan Plath, center, was also there to talk about the NIPSCO recycling pro…

July 17, 2012 12:16 pm
NIPSCO 5,000 appliance recycled

NIPSCO 5,000 appliance recycled

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc.workers Scott Gietl, left, and Jason Petropoulos load an old refrigerator Tuesday from a home in Valparaiso onto a truck for transport to a recycling facility in Illinois. NIPSCO celebrated the 5,000 appliance recycled under the program that starte…

July 17, 2012 12:01 pm
New Products for June 21, 2012

New Products for June 21, 2012

Green scene

June 20, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Illinois couple makes art with glass

Illinois couple makes art with glass

A bottle tree created by Pat and Mike Macklin is seen at their home near Shelbyville, Ill. The couple creates works of art using a practice of heating bottles called "glass slumping."             

June 11, 2012 12:00 am
Illinois couple makes art with glass

Illinois couple makes art with glass

Mike Macklin shows one of his bottle lamps at his residence near Shelbyville, Ill. Mike and his wife, Pat, found ideas to create things such as wall decors, lamps and serving dishes using a practice of heating bottles called “glass slumping.”

June 11, 2012 12:00 am
New Illinois law will force consumers to recycle their gadgets

New Illinois law will force consumers to recycle their gadgets

Employees of PC Rebuilders and Recyclers in Chicago test hard drives to determine whether the computers can be reused or if they need to be broken down for recycling.

December 01, 2011 12:00 am
pile of used cars

pile of used cars

A lot of used cars in the junkyard

October 25, 2011 9:25 am
Beige mix covers green issue

Beige mix covers green issue

Danny Miller of the Hobart Public Works Department moves a freshly poured five-gallon bucket of recycled paint at the paint recycling facility. The new paint sells for $3 per gallon and comes out beige but can be tinted.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am
Beige mix covers green issue

Beige mix covers green issue

Danny Miller of the Hobart Public Works Department stirs donated paint to be recycled. The facility has sold 1,999 gallons of paint since it opened in September 2010.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am
Beige mix covers green issue

Beige mix covers green issue

Donated paint cans wait to be combined at the Hobart Public Works paint recycling facility.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am

Children can create items from recycled products at camp

MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring its second Students Create Recycled Art Projects from 10 a.m. to noon July 19 to 27 at the Merrillville Municipal Complex, 7820 Broadway.

July 10, 2011 12:00 am
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