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Trash turning into treasure for area waste districts

Trash turning into treasure for area waste districts

Jeff Langbehn took a look back at 2013 figures for the Lake County Solid Waste Management District early this year and was pleased with what he saw.

March 16, 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
Momax Marble turns trash into treasure

Momax Marble turns trash into treasure

The Cornejo family has found a machine that turns garbage into money.

December 25, 2013 11:40 am Photos

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U.S. Steel to host meeting on hazardous waste management plan

U.S. Steel will conduct an open house next week on the storage and disposal of hazardous waste at the Gary Works site.

July 25, 2013 12:19 pm

Porter County cracking down on improper septic systems

VALPARAISO | Porter County is cracking down on what appears to be a growing trend of improperly and illegally installed septic systems.

September 08, 2012 5:30 pm

Gary wants to turn garbage into jobs

GARY | City officials on Monday unveiled a long-range goal to turn residents' garbage into jobs and money.

July 09, 2012 11:00 pm
Painting a greener Earth

Painting a greener Earth

Porter County residents drop off hazardous waste items Saturday at Westchester Intermediate School as part of the household hazardous waste collection event.

July 07, 2012 12:41 pm
Painting a greener Earth

Painting a greener Earth

Porter County residents dropped off hazardous waste items at Westchester Intermediate School as part of the household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday.

July 07, 2012 12:41 pm
Painting a greener Earth

Painting a greener Earth

Lab chemist Andre Johnson collects paint Saturday as Porter County residents drop off hazardous waste items at Westchester Intermediate School as part of the household hazardous waste collection event.

July 07, 2012 12:41 pm
Painting a greener Earth

Painting a greener Earth

Chemist Paul Azor sifts through assorted chemicals Saturday.

July 07, 2012 12:40 pm
Painting a greener Earth

Painting a greener Earth

Cars are lined up almost to the street as Porter County residents drop off hazardous waste items at Westchester Intermediate School as part of the household hazardous waste collection event.

July 07, 2012 12:41 pm
Residents drop off hazardous houshold waste

Residents drop off hazardous houshold waste

CHESTERTON | Cars are lined up almost to the street as Porter County residents drop off hazardous waste items at Westchester Intermediate School as part of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event.

July 07, 2012 12:42 pm
Painting a greener Earth

Painting a greener Earth

Tom Buford sorts paint Saturday as Porter County residents drop off hazardous waste items at Westchester Intermediate School as part of the household hazardous waste collection event.

July 07, 2012 12:41 pm
Painting a greener Earth

Painting a greener Earth

Fuel tech Alex Bautisa sorts hazardous materials Saturday. Porter County residents dropped off hazardous waste items at Westchester Intermediate School as part of the household hazardous waste collection event.

July 07, 2012 12:41 pm
Painting a greener Earth

Painting a greener Earth

Lab chemist Andre Johnson collects oil Saturday as Porter County residents drop off hazardous waste items at Westchester Intermediate School as part of the household hazardous waste collection event.

July 07, 2012 12:41 pm

Portage considers automated trash collection

PORTAGE | The city made its first pitch Tuesday to switch from traditional trash collection to an automated system.

April 03, 2012 10:30 pm
pile of used cars

pile of used cars

A lot of used cars in the junkyard

October 25, 2011 9:25 am
Hobart schools 'go green' early

Hobart schools 'go green' early

Ryleigh Cox, a third-grader at Trinity Lutheran School in Hobart, throws recycled flying discs Friday during a Lake County Solid Waste Management District game at the school.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
Hobart schools 'go green' early

Hobart schools 'go green' early

Gary Nagy, pastor at Trinity Lutheran School, hands out flying discs made with recycled materials to students Friday after the Hobart Public Works and Lake County Solid Waste Management District announced their new recycling contest.

March 09, 2011 12:00 am
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