Two regional facilities produce enough electricity to power several thousand homes, or offset municipal power bills by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.
Recycling is good for the ecology and a community's economy, but efforts at recycling vary greatly across the region.
With at least 20 years of existing capacity at Northwest Indiana landfills -- and room for expansion well beyond that -- there is no need to hit the panic button.
LOWELL | Some members of the town council want to head west.
PORTAGE | Delivery of the new 96-gallon trash and recycling toters has been delayed to about half of the city.
PORTAGE | Officials are expecting the city's recycling collection to triple within the first month of putting a new collection system in place.
PORTAGE | The city will launch its educational campaign Sept. 13 to explain changes in trash and recycling pick-up.
PORTAGE | After a few delays, the Board of Works on Monday approved a five-year contract with Republic Services of Chesterton as the city's waste hauler, making automated trash and recycling one step closer to reality.
PORTAGE | Awarding a contract that would have moved the city closer to an automated trash collection system was delayed Wednesday.
PORTAGE | It appears, in about three months, Portage will be switching from its method of picking up trash and recycling to an automated system.
PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Monday rejected proposals from five companies on providing solid waste trash disposal services to the city.
PORTAGE | Five companies submitted proposals for solid waste disposal services to the city Wednesday.
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District could avoid potential litigation — but invite other legal problems — if the trash-to-ethanol contract dies between now and April 2.
Earth Day has passed but there are several opportunities each day to protect the environment such as recycling household garbage, area officials said.
VALPARAISO | The top 10 donors last year to Portage Mayor Olga Velazquez's 2011 re-election bid are from outside of the city and all but three are outside the county.
Lake County municipal leaders and solid waste officials spent much of 2010 debating the potential liability to taxpayers that public ownership of a planned trash-to-ethanol facility would create.
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