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Porter County ups recycling fee by $5

VALPARAISO | For the first time since Porter County instituted a fee for recycling, businesses will have to pay along with residents beginning in January.

September 16, 2014 5:30 pm
Lake County solid waste board terminates Langbehn's contract

Lake County solid waste board terminates Langbehn's contract

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.

September 03, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

Will a designer purse end Langbehn's career?

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.

September 01, 2014 11:00 pm

County waste fee targeted for 25 percent increase

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.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm
Pratt to open Gary warehouse

Pratt to open Gary warehouse

GARY | Pratt Industries may hire up to 30 workers by 2016 to man a new warehouse in Gary.

August 13, 2014 5:00 am

Merrillville residentrs urged to collect caps for benches

MERRILLVILLE | The Town of Merrillville will be receiving free recycled benches thanks to a Cap-A-Thon program initiated by Town Councilwoman Chrissy Barron.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am
MICHAEL NEAL: Lake solid waste board misses mark

MICHAEL NEAL: Lake solid waste board misses mark

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.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County waste officials trash district's spending practices

Questionable expenses using taxpayer money are creeping back into Lake County Solid Waste Management District financial reports, and some officials are trashing the practice.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Offer fresh ideas to boost recycling

DOUG ROSS: Offer fresh ideas to boost recycling

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.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. forum addresses new recycling plan

EAST CHICAGO | A change in the city's recycling program was among  topics covered at a special town hall-style forum this week.

June 27, 2014 5:35 pm
Girl Scouts recycle plastic caps to earn school a bench

Girl Scouts recycle plastic caps to earn school a bench

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…

June 20, 2014 12:00 am
Zoe the Doll Dressed in Newspaper Plastic Sleeve Gown

Zoe the Doll Dressed in Newspaper Plastic Sleeve Gown

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.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Highland girl's 'newspaper doll' would impress Dolly and Loretta

OFFBEAT: Highland girl's 'newspaper doll' would impress Dolly and Loretta

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County Iron & Metal reopens after upgrades

HEBRON | Porter County Iron & Metal reopened last weekend, after a new owner spent the past year upgrading the facility.

May 09, 2014 9:00 am

Conserve water and benefit gardens by ordering a rain barrel

MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Stormwater Utility Department has launched a town-wide rain barrel program for residents and businesses.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Munster trash, recycling fees to rise slightly

MUNSTER | Residents will see a bit of an increase on their monthly refuse and recycling collection bills come June 1.

April 20, 2014 8:15 pm
Earth Day celebration encourages residents to be green

Earth Day celebration encourages residents to be green

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.

April 19, 2014 6:39 pm

Spring, time for baseball and recycling

Well, it’s spring ... I think, hope, pray.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am
Teen takes action to add recycling and subtract hunger

Teen takes action to add recycling and subtract hunger

Alaina Patterson’s concern for the environment has blossomed into a successful recycling program and earned her the Girl Scout Silver Award.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City celebrates Eco-Friendly Day on April 26

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.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
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