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The state wants to know where recycling could use a boost in Indiana. The Department of Environmental Management plans to conduct a statewide recycling study. 

All IN: Recycling

Oct 22, 2019

Many of us do our best to recycle. But according to some new data, not enough of us in Indiana, specifically Indianapolis, recycle our waste. Why is Indianapolis behind so many major cities when it comes to recycling? And how could we catch up?

PRI

Today:  This Reporters' Roundtable program includes Doug Ross from the "Times of Northwest Indiana," Carole Carlson of the "Post-Tribune" and Andy Ober, Managing Editor of "Inside Indiana Business" to discuss stories they offered online and (in Doug's and Carole's instances) in print recently.  Doug covers his feature on how the loss of China as a market is affecting the local and national recycling industry.

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Today:   we begin with a conversation with Anne Massie, the president of the Northwest Indiana Food Council, about this year's 2nd annual "Farm Hop" series of tours of unique places where local food is being grown.  The first of two weekend of tours begins on August 11th with two sets of tours, and continues on September 22nd with three separate tours.  Information and how to sign up for the tours is on the NWI Food Council website.

At the end of this month, the Johnson County Recycling District will close all of its drop-off spots for the time being as a result of China’s ban on certain recyclables. 

Retaliatory Chinese tariffs have impacted trade of recycled material from Indiana and elsewhere. This problem could create an opportunity for Indiana – but at a cost.

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction

Valparaiso-based Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction will help Porter County residents with their spring cleaning by providing a collection event that will accept old tires and household hazardous waste. Restrictions or fees may apply.

Unlike the first collection of each year in previous years, electronics and appliances will not be accepted, as there are other readily available options to recycle those items.