The City of Knox is reducing its workforce to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The city council Tuesday approved a measure to reduce the workforce until April 6 at 11:59 p.m., mirroring the state’s stay-at-home order.Continue reading
Knox City Council members considered a proposal from Waste Management related to the recycling route when members met on Tuesday.Continue reading
The City of Knox had to once again make up the difference for recycling pick-up charges during the most recent billing cycle.Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok discussed the City’s recycling contract with council members when they met last Tuesday.Continue reading
Knox City Council members considered extending the City’s garbage services contract with Waste Management when they met on Tuesday.
Public Sector Solutions Representative Melinda Antell came before the council to go over the proposed contract extension. She noted that initially she presented a five-year contract to Mayor Dennis Estok but he requested the shorter, three-year contract extension. Continue reading
Knox residents will start receiving their new curbside recycling carts tomorrow. City officials say they should place their open recycling totes at the curb, even if they are empty. Waste Management will pick them up and drop off the new, 64-gallon wheeled container. Continue reading
The City of Knox is prepared to roll out its new recycling carts. Waste Management will begin delivering the 64-gallon wheeled containers on Wednesday, July 27th. City officials say residents should place their open recycling totes at the curb that day for pickup, even if they are empty. Waste Management will pick them up and replace them with the carts. Continue reading
Knox residents will soon have new curbside recycling receptacles. The city council this week agreed to switch from open 18-gallon totes to 65-gallon wheeled containers with lids. Continue reading
Knox residents can weigh in on their choice of recycling container by either contacting city hall or returning the insert included with their water bills. The city council is contemplating a switch from the open totes that are picked up weekly to a 65-gallon wheeled container with a lid. Waste Management would supply them for free and collect recycling every other week. Residents would not incur an additional cost. Continue reading
The Knox City Council approved a contract with INDOT to conduct street sweeping on U.S. 35. This is an annual contract where INDOT sweeps the highway twice a year at a cost of $1,444 per year for four years for a total of $5,766.
The council also approved a contract extension with Waste Management to continue garbage collection in the city for the next two years. The contract, which would begin Aug. 1, would be at a decreased rate of $13 per household and when the contract begins Aug. 1, 2015 the cost would increase to $13.36 per household. All other aspects of the previous contract would stay the same.
It’s the big cleanup weekend in the City of Knox.
Knox Mayor Rick Chambers announced this week that two dumpsters will be in the parking lot at Knox City Hall and you may dispose of large, bulky items in these dumpsters and Waste Management will have a truck to collect electronics at no charge. Shred documents for free tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. To Noon.
Two yard sale events are scheduled for this weekend in the Starke County area. The Hamlet town-wide yard sale is today and tomorrow. Sales begin at 8:00 a.m. both days.
Knox Mayor Rick Chambers recently received the new Waste Management contract and presented it to the Knox City Council. Waste Management is the City’s contracted waste hauler for household trash and recycling. According to Mayor Chambers, he is working with Attorney David Matsey on the legalities of extending that contract without rebidding.
In a new law that began January 1st, 2011, Indiana households, public schools, and small businesses are no longer able to mix unwanted computer monitors, computers, televisions, printers, computer keyboards or mice, DVD players, video cassette recorders or fax machines with municipal waster that is intended for disposal at a landfill.