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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

Crown Point trash collection contract extended six years

CROWN POINT | The Board of Public Works and Safety has approved a  six-year extension of a contract with Republic Services for trash pickup for Crown Point residents.

August 31, 2014 12:05 am
Beecher man turns single garbage route into $6 billion a year business

Beecher man turns single garbage route into $6 billion a year business

Rich Van Hattem, a founder of Republic Services Inc., is shown at a Republic Services waste transfer station in Crown Point. The 44-year veteran of the trash business was recently inducted into the National Waste & Recycling Hall of Fame. He was recognized for pioneering ideas that help …

May 15, 2014 3:58 pm
Beecher man turns single garbage route into $6 billion a year business

Beecher man turns single garbage route into $6 billion a year business

Rich Van Hattem, a founder of Republic Services Inc., was inducted into the National Waste & Recycling Hall of Fame. Van Hattem stands at a Republic Services, Inc. waste transfer station in Crown Point.

May 15, 2014 3:59 pm
Beecher man turns single garbage route into $6 billion a year business

Beecher man turns single garbage route into $6 billion a year business

Rich Van Hattem, a founder of Republic Services, Inc., was inducted into the National Waste & Recycling Hall of Fame. He is shown at a Republic Services waste transfer station in Crown Point.

May 15, 2014 3:59 pm
Beecher man turns single garbage route into $6 billion a year business

Beecher man turns single garbage route into $6 billion a year business

Rich Van Hattem, a founder of Republic Services Inc., is shown at a Republic Services waste transfer station in Crown Point. The 44-year veteran of the trash business was recently inducted into the National Waste & Recycling Hall of Fame. He was recognized for pioneering ideas that help …

May 15, 2014 3:58 pm

Hammond shifts recycling to Republic Services

HAMMOND | Hammond is moving its recycling program from a division of the Department of Public Works to a private contractor.

May 04, 2014 6:20 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Landfill might be a pot of fool's gold

GUEST COMMENTARY: Landfill might be a pot of fool's gold

Conditional annexation of the Republic Services dump near Lowell deserves serious consideration.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Landfill annexation idea doesn't stink

MARC CHASE: Landfill annexation idea doesn't stink

Few words inspire such a literal holding of noses as the word "landfill."

January 21, 2014 12:00 am

Portage recycling improves, but still just 19.4%

PORTAGE | Residents here saw drastic changes in how their trash and recycling was picked up in the last year.

January 18, 2014 6:15 pm

Lowell leaders uncertain about pursuing landfill annexation

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.

January 05, 2014 6:30 pm

Kouts to award new rubbish pickup pact Thursday

KOUTS | The Town Council will hold a special meeting Thursday to award a rubbish pickup contract.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

Cunningham picked to fill Gearhart vacancy in Hebron

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.

November 04, 2013 6:02 pm

Lowell closer to annexing acreage west of town

LOWELL | The Lowell Town Council moved one step closer Monday toward expanding its boundaries to the west.

September 24, 2013 7:15 pm

Northwest Indiana Workforce Board members announced

The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board has announced its 2013-14 slate of members.

August 20, 2013 6:00 am
Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

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…

August 12, 2013 11:55 am Photos

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Hebron acts to prevent loss of water

HEBRON | It was only a $1,474 purchase, but it could prevent a 650,000-gallon water spill at the north end of town.

June 18, 2013 9:00 pm
The power of waste

The power of waste

Two regional facilities produce enough electricity to power several thousand homes, or offset municipal power bills by hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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More communities finding the cash value of recycling

More communities finding the cash value of recycling

Recycling is good for the ecology and a community's economy, but efforts at recycling vary greatly across the region.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am
Not your grandfather's landfills

Not your grandfather's landfills

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.

March 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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