VALPARAISO | For the first time since Porter County instituted a fee for recycling, businesses will have to pay along with residents beginning in January.
The Lake County solid waste district terminated the contract of its longtime executive director Wednesday amid accusations he misled board members about a $751.14 designer purse and accessories given to a female subordinate.
Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative attempt to strip his agency's taxing authority.
VALPARAISO | The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is poised to boost the annual fee charged of each household from $15 to $20.
GARY | Pratt Industries may hire up to 30 workers by 2016 to man a new warehouse in Gary.
MERRILLVILLE | The Town of Merrillville will be receiving free recycled benches thanks to a Cap-A-Thon program initiated by Town Councilwoman Chrissy Barron.
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.
Questionable expenses using taxpayer money are creeping back into Lake County Solid Waste Management District financial reports, and some officials are trashing the practice.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | A change in the city's recycling program was among topics covered at a special town hall-style forum this week.
CEDAR LAKE | Lincoln Elementary School's fifth-grade Girl Scout Troop 30457 from Cedar Lake Service Unit 308 participated in the Lake County Solid Waste Management District's Cap-A-Thon Program and earned a free bench made of recycled materials for its school. The scouts collected 400 pounds…
Zoe is a doll created by Lacie Rose Mason, 6, of Highland, who custom-designed a dress for her doll crafted from colorful newspaper plastic sleeves and now on display at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.
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HEBRON | Porter County Iron & Metal reopened last weekend, after a new owner spent the past year upgrading the facility.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Stormwater Utility Department has launched a town-wide rain barrel program for residents and businesses.
MUNSTER | Residents will see a bit of an increase on their monthly refuse and recycling collection bills come June 1.
VALPARAISO | Visitors to Saturday's Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center filled their free reusable bags to the brim with tree saplings, seeds, free samples and information.
Well, it’s spring ... I think, hope, pray.
Alaina Patterson’s concern for the environment has blossomed into a successful recycling program and earned her the Girl Scout Silver Award.
CALUMET CITY | Alderman Magdalena "Leni" Wosczynski is hosting Calumet City's Eco-Friendly Day on April 26 with children's activities, electronics recycling, flower planting and more.
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