Lawsuit Over Covanta Indianapolis Recycling Center Plan Set for HearingLawsuit Over Covanta Indianapolis Recycling Center Plan Set for Hearing
March 9, 2015
A lawsuit prompted by Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s controversial recycling-plant deal is set for hearing March 10.
The plaintiffs—two paper companies and a local citizen—hope Marion Superior Judge Cynthia Ayers will halt the city's long-term contract with incinerator operator Covanta, which plans to build a recycling facility on Harding Street. The plaintiffs allege the city violated Indiana law requiring public bidding when the Board of Public Works voted Aug. 6 on the contract, which is worth $112 million to Covanta.