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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
Bottle cap drive earns park bench for Hammond YMCA branch

Bottle cap drive earns park bench for Hammond YMCA branch

HAMMOND | What started as a small idea turned into a big success story recently for the Hammond branch of Crossroads YMCA.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
New paper recycling mill is 'job creation on steroids'

New paper recycling mill is 'job creation on steroids'

VALPARAISO | Pratt Industries is investing close to a third of a billion dollars — believed to be the largest business investment in city history — to build the world's most technologically advanced recycled paper mill.

March 18, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Trash turning into treasure for area waste districts

Trash turning into treasure for area waste districts

Lara Gonzalez, Lake County Solid Waste District education coordination, takes a photo of a sign denoting recyclable items at the drop-off center in Lowell's Freedom Park. Recycling and other district programs are on the rise.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Board of Public Works retries bids to privatize recycling

HAMMOND | The Board of Public Works and Safety will re-advertise bids in an effort to privatize the city's recycling department.

March 15, 2014 8:00 pm
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