Conditional annexation of the Republic Services dump near Lowell deserves serious consideration.
Few words inspire such a literal holding of noses as the word "landfill."
PORTAGE | Residents here saw drastic changes in how their trash and recycling was picked up in the last year.
LOWELL | The Town Council remains divided on whether Lowell should pursue the annexation of an industrial landfill less than a mile past the town's western boundary.
KOUTS | The Town Council will hold a special meeting Thursday to award a rubbish pickup contract.
HEBRON | Keith Cunningham, a 29-year-old employee of Republic Services in Crown Point, won the Republican caucus vote Monday to replace Travis Gearhart as the town's third district councilman.
LOWELL | The Lowell Town Council moved one step closer Monday toward expanding its boundaries to the west.
The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board has announced its 2013-14 slate of members.
GARY | Pollution at the Gary/Chicago International Airport will end up in a landfill in Newton County, after a massive undertaking that will require a fleet of trucks to make three round trips a day. Sixty trucks soon will haul off the worse-than-anticipated ground pollution that has delaye…
HEBRON | It was only a $1,474 purchase, but it could prevent a 650,000-gallon water spill at the north end of town.
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.
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