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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


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


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



Some Lowell councilmen consider westward expansion

LOWELL | Some members of the town council want to head west.

March 08, 2013 6:28 pm

Trash, recycling toters delayed for half of Portage

PORTAGE | Delivery of the new 96-gallon trash and recycling toters has been delayed to about half of the city.

February 01, 2013 3:45 pm

Portage aims to boost recycling, save money

PORTAGE | Officials are expecting the city's recycling collection to triple within the first month of putting a new collection system in place.

December 08, 2012 6:00 pm

Meetings to explain trash pick-up changes

PORTAGE | The city will launch its educational campaign Sept. 13 to explain changes in trash and recycling pick-up.

September 06, 2012 12:54 pm

Automated trash pickup moves step closer

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.

August 14, 2012 12:00 am

Awarding of trash deal delayed

PORTAGE | Awarding a contract that would have moved the city closer to an automated trash collection system was delayed Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 7:15 pm

Portage moving closer to automated trash pick-up

PORTAGE | It appears, in about three months, Portage will be switching from its method of picking up trash and recycling to an automated system.

July 23, 2012 6:15 pm
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