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.
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.
Heel and heal
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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."
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.”
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.
A lot of used cars in the junkyard
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.
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.
Donated paint cans wait to be combined at the Hobart Public Works paint recycling facility.
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.
Brent and Beth Barber's 2-year-old daughter Catherine has never seen a plastic soda bottle in the refrigerator of the Valparaiso couple's home.
Brent Barber of Valparaiso has turned his passion for preserving the past into an eco-friendly mission to push a return for the use of returnable glass soda pop bottles.
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