Many cities have upgraded how they collect and manage waste and recyclables in recent years, including Bloomington and Columbus.
Instead of buying trash stickers for bins or bags, residents will pay a monthly fee for trash with their water bill.
The changes shift the city toward a more automated collection system, using trucks with a mechanized arm for collecting carts.
A report from the Sanitation Modernization Advisory Committee advises moving forward with an automated trash pick-up system.
The city closed the Downtown Bloomington Recycling Center in January to free up roughly 19 parking spaces near the soon-to-be developed Tech Park.
Monroe County’s five recycling centers are accepting live tree, wreath and garland drop offs until January 14.
Police say a 31-year-old maintenance worker has died in an accident at a recycling plant in Indianapolis.
An estimated 35 million tons of food is discarded each year in the U.S., equaling $165 billion in food waste.
"Steel City Salvage" will be created by Delta Institute to allow demolition of abandoned houses in Gary and re-use the lumber and other materials.
We speak to Greg Goodnight about the city's proposed curbside recycling program and get his thoughts on increasing security at National Guard facilities.