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Judy Commers doing clean up with students

Judy Commers doing clean up with students

Porter County Career Center teacher Judy Commers picks up trash with her students at neighboring Tower Park in Valparaiso two years ago. Commers is leaving the Valparaiso schools due a change in the interest on her self-funded retirement annuity.

August 02, 2014 1:27 pm

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

Portage council tweaks trash ordinance

PORTAGE | The City Council approved an amendment to the new trash ordinance that could save some people money.

April 05, 2013 12:00 am

Trash takes high-tech, circuitous recycling route at facility

CHICAGO | A labyrinth of conveyor belts, magnets and people move and sort about 600 tons of old plastic bottles, cans and used paper each day.

March 25, 2013 12:00 am
Messes pile up as Gary faces service backlog

Messes pile up as Gary faces service backlog

Sam Anthony, of Gary, looks for scrap metal amid discarded furniture and other refuse outside of 1705 McKinley St. in Gary.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am
Messes pile up as Gary faces service backlog

Messes pile up as Gary faces service backlog

A pile of furniture and garbage sit outside of 1705 McKinley St. in Gary several weeks ago.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am
Messes pile up as Gary faces service backlog

Messes pile up as Gary faces service backlog

The home of Ella Joiner on McKinely St. in Gary several weeks ago. She said she tries to keep her house neat, which is why when refuse and garbage from two houses across the street were piled out front directly across from her, she called anyone she could think of to have the city remove the junk.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am
Messes pile up as Gary faces service backlog

Messes pile up as Gary faces service backlog

Sam Anthony, of Gary, looks for scrap metal in a pile of discarded furniture and other refuse outside of 1705 McKinley St. in Gary  It took the city nearly two months to clean up the front yards of two houses across the street from a Gary woman.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am
Messes pile up as Gary faces service backlog

Messes pile up as Gary faces service backlog

A view of 1701 and 1705 McKinley St. from the porch of Ella Joiner's home in Gary several weeks ago.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am

Portage seeks bids for new street/sanitation equipment

PORTAGE | The streets and sanitation department was given approval by the Board of Works this week to seek bids on five new pieces of equipment.

December 12, 2012 12:00 am

Portage council approves new trash ordinance

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a new trash collection ordinance.

December 05, 2012 7:00 pm
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

Students from Porter County Career Center walk around Tower Park in Valparaiso looking for trash Tuesday as part of a community service exercise.

September 04, 2012 1:28 pm
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

Porter County Career Center students Corey Beatty, left, of Boone Grove, and John Luczak, of Kouts, pick up trash Tuesday from Tower Park in Valparaiso as part of a community service exercise for the school.

September 04, 2012 1:28 pm
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

Porter County Career Center teacher Judy Commers picks up trash with her students Tuesday at neighboring Tower Park in Valparaiso. The students were participating in a community service exercise.

September 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

Porter County Career Center student Chris Panayi, of Valparaiso throws away trash picked up from Tower Park in Valparaiso with fellow student John Luczak, of Kouts. The students were participating in a community service exercise Tuesday with other students from the Porter County Career Center.

September 04, 2012 1:27 pm
Tower Park cleanup

Tower Park cleanup

Porter County Career Center student Brian Smrekar, of Washington Township, center, helps collect trash at Tower Park in Valparaiso with Career Center Principal Jon Groth, left, and teacher Judy Commers during a community service exercise with other students on Tuesday.

September 04, 2012 1:27 pm

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

Valpo to pick up trash earlier on Thursday due to heat

VALPARAISO | With triple-digit temperatures and/or heat indexes expected Thursday, the city is asking residents to help rubbish crews by putting their trash and recycling out at least an hour earlier than normal

June 26, 2012 7:30 pm

Mobile home trash issue remains unresolved

PORTAGE | The City Council Ordinance Committee again tried to tackle the issue of what to do with trash pick up in Portage mobile home parks.

June 20, 2012 9:30 pm

Don't throw out your glass bottles in my yard

I am a Hammond resident and have been for many years. A daily task of mine is to clean up crushed bottles from beer, juice and other glass bottles from my yard.

June 17, 2012 11:00 pm
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