Indiana House OKs Bill to Provide Local Waste OptionsIndiana House OKs Bill to Provide Local Waste Options
March 2, 2016
The Journal Gazette
County officials could dissolve local solid waste management districts – but still provide services – under a bill that passed the Indiana House on Tuesday.
The move creates an opening for the city of Fort Wayne and Allen County to re-evaluate local programs, though the bill’s author said that was not the purpose of filing the measure.
The legislation is a major overhaul of a system in place since 1990 requiring every Indiana county to operate or be part of a solid waste management district.
Back then, there was concern that landfills would soon be overflowing and districts were tasked with facilitating industrial, business and residential waste recycling.