North Judson Council to Consider Town Marshal’s Resignation, Hear Public Input on Rate Hikes

North Judson Council President Wendy Hoppe; Police Officer Frank Thomas; Council Members Josh Brown, John Rowe, Jane Ellen Felchuk, James Young; Town Attorney Justin Schramm, Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins

The resignation of Town Marshal John Ramos, utility rate hikes, and curbside recycling will all be discussed during tonight’s North Judson Town Council meeting.

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North Judson Recycling Drop-Off Site to Be Removed, Curbside Recycling Discussions Continue

 

Whether or not North Judson gets curbside recycling pickup, the recycling drop-off site currently offered by the Starke County Environmental Management District will be removed by July 1. That’s what town council member Jane Ellen Felchuk told the rest of the council Monday. Town officials say it’s been difficult to keep the site clean, and they want the bins taken away as soon as possible. Continue reading

Dispose of Hazardous Materials During Starke County’s 2016 Environmental Days

Workers prepare computers to be hauled away during last year's environmental collection event
Workers prepare computers to be hauled away an environmental collection event

Starke County residents will have a chance to get rid of unwanted tires, electronics, and many other household items during the Starke County Environmental Management District’s 2016 Environmental Days. Residents can drop off tires, appliances, and electronics tomorrow afternoon from 3:00 to 5:00 at the Starke County Highway Garage at 3835 East 250 North. Continue reading

Don’t Burn It or Bury it, Bring it Down to Starke County’s Environmental Days

scemdIf you’re unsure about how to properly dispose of something, chances are you’ll be able to unload it at the Starke County Environmental Management facility this weekend. The hazardous waste collection event is located at 3835 East 250 North in Knox and runs Friday, June 12 from 3:30 until 5 pm and Saturday, June 13 from 8:30 am until 1 pm. This service is being provided free of charge to Starke County property owners only. Continue reading

Starke County Environmental Management Event This Weekend

 
 
The Starke County Environmental Management District will be collecting items this weekend as part of their annual residential collection event.

The event will be held at the Starke County Highway Garage. Tires, appliances, computers and TVs will be collected today and tomorrow from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. You may dispose of up to five tires for free. Only one farm tire will be accepted.

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Starke County Environmental Management Schedules Waste Collection Event

 If you’ve got old appliances, tires, computers, televisions and household hazardous waste to get rid of, the Starke County Environmental Management District can help you out. The annual residential collection event is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the district office, which is located at 3835 East 250 North in Knox. Friday collection times are 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tires, appliances, computers and television sets will be accepted then. Saturday collections will include all of those items as well as household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste includes oil, aerosol cans, pesticides, herbicides, unknown liquids or powders, cleaners, oil-based paint, degreasers, varnish, stains, drain cleaner, rat and mouse poisons, fluorescent tubes, batteries, medications and similar items. The residential collection event is open to Starke County property owners only. Each resident can dispose of up to five tires for free, but only one can be a farm type. Additionally, Starke County Environmental Management District employees have the right to refuse any item. Call (574) 772-7865 for more information.

Environmental Collection Event Planned For June 15, 16

Several computers were taken to the Highway Garage during a previous Starke County Environment Day event

The Starke County Environmental Management District’s 2012 Environmental Collection Event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16 at the Starke County Highway Garage. Friday’s event will be from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday’s event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT. You must have an environmental coupon, which can be located in your 2012 Environmental Assessment Invoice. This is open to Starke County residents only.

A limit of five tires will be accepted, of which one may be a tractor tire. If you have more than five tires, there will be a charge of $2 for car tires, $4 for semi tires and $20 for farm tractor tires.

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Environmental Collection Event in Starke County a Success

A semi load of tires, similar to this load from last year, was hauled from the Highway Garage Saturday afternoon

The 2011 Environmental event at the Starke County Highway Garage was a big success. A record number of vehicles passed through during the four day event that occurred Wednesday, April 27th through Saturday, April 30th.

750 vehicles came through where residents were able to dispose of their materials. 450 of those vehicles came through on Saturday. 1,500 gallons of oil was disposed of, 6 semi trailers of tires were hauled away, and several semi loads of appliances and computers were taken from the Highway Garage. Two semi loads of hazardous waste was collected.

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Starke County Environmental Collection Event Begins Four Day Run

Workers prepare computers to be hauled away during last year's environmental collection event

The Starke County Environmental Management District’s Collection Event begins today at the Starke County Highway Garage. Household appliances, computers, televisions, fluorescent lamps and PCB ballasts, and tires will be accepted from 2:30-5:30 p.m. CT today through Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

On Saturday, April 30th, household hazardous waste will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. only. Flammable liquids, pesticides/herbicides, corrosive liquids/acids, non-conforming waste, paints, toxic solids, motor oil and antifreeze are some of the hazardous chemicals that will be accepted. For a complete list of acceptable products and limits, visit the ad on this website.

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