Ind. Department of Environmental Management finds waste violations at recycling center

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has stopped a northern Indiana recycling center from receiving solid waste materials, according to the Associated Press (AP). Inspections of Austgen Recycling Inc., revealed that the site appeared to be operating as a dumpsite rather than a recycling center. The five-acre site was found littered with plastic, cardboard, tires and other solid waste materials, the AP reports. The president of the recycling facility was ordered to halt solid waste dumping and to haul the waste to a solid waste management facility within 60 days.